[Samba] shadow_copy for homes share

Damien Dye damien.dye at technophobia.com
Tue Aug 26 15:06:31 GMT 2008

I don't think that will work because homes is dynamic I believe that the 
snapshots have to be mounted at the root of the share and homes has the 
root of the share at /home/username you have the snapshots mounted at /home

hope this helps


Cory Coager wrote:
> 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:
>    [homes]
>      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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