[Samba] Feasibility question: get samba to back-up every version
of a file
henke at mac.se
Fri Sep 8 06:22:13 GMT 2006
You can accomplish this with a VFS module.
As I remember there was supposed to be a SoC project doing this but I
don't know what happened.
Using VFS you can trap all kinds of file operations (look at the
recycle bin module to see how they move a file on delete instead of
You would need knowledge in C/C++ but you can probably figure a lot
out by looking at the Audit module.
If you would make one please send me a copy ;)
8 sep 2006 kl. 01:32 skrev Sam Minnée:
> 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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