[Samba] Windows search equivalent on Samba?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Mar 4 22:38:05 UTC 2019

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 06:18:21PM +0100, Viktor Trojanovic via samba wrote:
> In a pure Windows environment I'm helping manage, I recently had to set up
> full text indexing on a file share. Since it's not possible to actually
> index a file share from the client side, this has to be done on the server
> itself and in case of Windows Server, this is done using the Windows Search
> service. It's very easy to set up, too, just takes a few clicks.
> And Samba? A quick search on Google finds a Suse slide set from the 2015
> SambaXP where this feature was discussed and certain development seems to
> have happened but I couldn't find much after that, maybe someone here can
> offer a current insight.
> So, does Samba today support a full text index, either natively or using
> third party tools, that's compatible with Windows Search? And can anyone
> comment on what kind of performance disadvantage we're speaking about when
> comparing full text on an indexed Windows file share and a non-indexed Samba
> share?

Hi Noel, not sure if you're on the samba at lists.samba.org
mailing list, or only on the samba-technical list (might
be good to be on samba@ as well if not :-).

Isn't this your code he's talking about here ?



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