[Samba] shadow_copy for homes share

Cory Coager ccoager at davisvision.com
Tue Aug 26 12:29:56 GMT 2008

I have successfully setup shadow_copy for normal shares on our samba 
test server.  However, I cannot get it working for the homes share 
because of its uniqueness.

Here is the homes share:

      comment = Home Directories
      read only = No
      create mask = 0700
      directory mask = 0700
      browseable = no
      fstype = XFS 1.2
      vfs object = shadow_copy
      shadow_copy: path = /samba/homes/
      shadow_copy: subpath = %D+%U

The users authenticate against Active Directory.  The path to the 
snapshots is located at /samba/homes/@GMT-YYYY.MM.DD-HH.MM.SS  Using the 
subpath each individual files should be located at 
/samba/homes/@GMT-YYYY.MM.DD-HH.MM.SS/DOMAIN+user but the previous 
versions tab is missing on this share.  What am I doing wrong?

~Cory Coager

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