[Samba] Issues with using Samba share from Mac OS
russell at fulton.nz
Sun Feb 10 20:14:03 UTC 2019
I am an old UNIX and Mac hand but new to samba. My ultimate aim is to use a samba share with Time Machine.
I have built an up to date version of samba (4.9.2) which has the necessary support for Time Machine and installed it on my linux system (ubuntu 18.04), and I have it sharing a volume which I can mount from my Mac. A good start ;)
The problem is that I get permission errors whenever I try and create any files or directories on the share from the Mac:
henry-crunn:timemachine rful011$ id
uid=501(rful011) gid=20(staff) …
henry-crunn:timemachine rful011$ ls -l /Volumes/
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1 3 Feb 10:43 Macintosh HD -> /
drwx------ 1 rful011 staff 16384 3 Feb 12:04 timemachine
henry-crunn:timemachine rful011$ touch /Volumes/timemachine/test
touch: /Volumes/timemachine/test: Permission denied
The permissions as shown by ls -l look fine but I still get permission denied on any operation that creates files on the volume.
# Mac OS support
vfs objects = catia fruit streams_xattr
fruit:aapl = yes
comment = Time Machine
path = /mnt/macmini-bb/timemachine
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
spotlight = no
fruit:time machine = yes
Should the vfs object be in global or share section?
I posted a detailed query to AskDifferent but it did not elicit any useful responses — link below. It has more detail including screenshot showing a popup stating that a file on the share was *locked* when I tried to edit it.
It isn’t clear to me it the issue is a bug in the fruit support or simply something that I have screwed up
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