[Samba] Keeping Windows ACL's when migrating to SAMBA Server

George greenadmins at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 21:56:06 MST 2010

Rightnow i got it half working but am having trouble with part of it. If 
I use robocopy, It copies the files and ACL but not the correct create 
of modify dates

robocopy \\man_fs2\Batteries \\bed-fs1\servers\man_fs2\Batteries /sec /e

If I use xxcopy I can copy all the files with the proper create and 
modify dates but it wont copy the ACL's.

xxcopy \\man_fs2\Batteries \\bed-fs1\servers\man_fs2\Batteries /backup


On 12/12/2010 1:08 PM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 09:21:32AM -0600, Chris Weiss wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 1:01 PM, George<greenadmins at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> We setup a Ubuntu SAMBA 3.5 server and would like it to replace our current
>>> Windows 2003 file server. I can manually copy the files over but need to
>>> keep all the Windows UID's and GID's but am having trouble copying the files
>>> over. Does anyone have any idea what im doing wrong or have any ideas for me
>>> to do this?
>> what are you using to copy?  a normal file copy wont' keep permissions
>> even windows to windows, but robocoy will, and I think xcopy can
> I just helped an OEM do a (successful) file migration complete
> with ACLs from Windows to Samba using robocopy, so I'd suggest
> that as the tool of choice.
> Remember to do the migration as a (temporary) root account,
> as robocopy may need to write ACLs that the migrating user
> cannot access.
> Will get fixed properly when I finish implementing SE_RESTORE
> and SE_BACKUP privileges but until then the root account works
> just as well.
> Jeremy.

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