[Samba] ZFS support for SAMAB AD DC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Feb 12 14:55:42 MST 2014

On Wed, 2014-02-12 at 14:33 +0100, Björn JACKE wrote:
> On 2014-02-11 at 17:43 -0700 CJ Keist sent off:
> > I saw one thread 2013 that ZFS wasn't supported yet in Samba4?  Is
> > there any new update on ZFS support?
> if you have the samba fileserver running in memser server mode, then it should
> be supported the same way as previous samba versions with the zfs vfs
> module. You refer to Samba 4 in AD server mode? Which thread do you refer to?
> On a AD DC you should not run file shares btw, use a member server for that ...

Some folks are looking to run Samba as an AD DC on a server that only
has zfs file systems, and so sysvol is on ZFS. 

It shouldn't be hard to do, but currently the small patches required to
our provision script have not been done.

The task is essentially to detect that the file system is ZFS, to set
the vfs modules to include zfsacl in addition to the current defaults
(see testparm), to skip the posix ACL tests and to confirm a NT ACL can
be set.

Nothing in the AD DC specifically blocks this effort, it just needs to
be done by someone with the time, interest and a working ZFS file

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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