[Samba] Feasibility question: get samba to back-up every version of a file

Guido Lorenzutti 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
>  SilverStripe
>  sam at silverstripe.com
>  +64 4 978 7334 

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