[Samba] Using ZFS Case insensitive filesystems with Samba

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 09:57:00 MST 2014

>>> Here's something I learned when working with the FreeNAS folks :
>>> ZFS can be configured to be case insensitive when
>>> you create the filesystem (NOTE - cannot be altered
>>> *after* the filesystem is created).
>>> zfs create -o casesensitivity=insensitive filesystem
> In this case, will ZFS preserve capitals in file and directory names if they are so created (/Data instead of /data)?
> I mean, replicating Windows behavior, which is neither case-sensitive nor case-insensitive but case-preserving.

It did for me in my testing. Although having the samba parameter case
sensitive set to the wrong value caused weird with issues with
deleting folders and creating new ones with the same name in my
testing. I have not had the time to test again with case


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