[Samba] Feasibility question: get samba to back-up every version
of a file
guido at lorenzutti.com.ar
Fri Sep 8 03:44:08 GMT 2006
I rsync every hour from the samba server to a backup server + I do tape
backups with bacula daily.
I was never able to make work the "shadow copy" plugin with samba.
Sam Minnée wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> How feasible would it be to get samba to back-up every version of a file
> that the Windows user saves? Specifically:
> 1) can you trap the "file saved" event somehow in a meaninful way?
> 2) is it possible to distinguish something like Access MDB access - ie,
> continual updates of some sort - from a regular file save?
> 3) what sort of level of knowledge of Samba, C/C++, Linux, and other
> things would be required to implement something like this?
> 4) given the requisite knowledge, how much work would be involved?
> 5) does something like this exist already?
> The idea is that you would be able to go back and recover deleted or
> overwritten files, as well as acting like CVS for normal people -
> document management.
> http://www.filejournal.com is a similar product, but it only works on
> your local drive.
> I realise that you would wind up using a lot of disk-space, etc, but you
> need a lot of word documents to fill up a 500 GB disk ;-)
> Sam Minnee
> sam at silverstripe.com
> +64 4 978 7334
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