[Samba] [Samba to samba transfert] Timestamp problem

Ross Smith Ross.Smith at robinsons.com
Thu Feb 28 09:30:57 GMT 2008

I don't have a lot of experience of Samba, but under windows that's exactly what I'd expect to see if you copied a bunch of files.  To retain timestamps under windows you generally need to use a backup program and not a copy one.

However, since you're using Nautilus, are you actually using Samba to do the copy?  I'm wondering if you would be better just avoiding Samba and using Linux / Unix file transfer tools.  A quick google has brought up cp --preserve=timestamps so I would imagine there are ways to do this.

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From: samba-bounces+ross.smith=robinsons.com at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces+ross.smith=robinsons.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Hervé Richard
Sent: 28 February 2008 08:12
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] [Samba to samba transfert] Timestamp problem

/[Same as previous mail cause previous filtered and empty]/

Hello all,

I recently did some transfer of files located on a samba server to another samba server.
To do this I used nautilus from the destination machine to connect to the source computer and initiate the transfer.
I realized then that the /date created/ and the /date modified/ info of the transfered files were the same as the transfer date but the original info from the source computer were good :-/

After a little googling I saw that it was a know problem but I didn't found any workaround.

If anyone could give me a hand on this it would be very kind.

Thanks in advance,


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