[Samba] Resetting permissions on transferred files

Piers Kittel piers at centrefordeaf.org.uk
Thu Mar 21 14:50:14 UTC 2019


Thanks for your response.  That's the issue, I'm not sure what other 
details I can give that would be helpful in this situation!  How do I 
identify who owns what and how do I propogate this over?  I'm aware how 
to do chmod/chown and find out the uid for Linux users, but I'm not sure 
how it works for Samba - does Samba use the same uid as Linux users, or 
does Samba retain its own list?  It's the exact same server setup as I 
previously discussed.

Looking up pdbedit -L -v gives the following values for my username (kit):

Old server:
Unix username:        kit
NT username:
Account Flags:        [U          ]
User SID: S-1-5-21-3690213834-1721161859-1610588051-1116
Primary Group SID: S-1-5-21-3690213834-1721161859-1610588051-513

New server:
Unix username:        kit
NT username:
Account Flags:        [U          ]
User SID: S-1-5-21-456595659-2484967225-2845901235-1104
Primary Group SID: S-1-5-21-456595659-2484967225-2845901235-513

As you can see, both SIDs don't match.  how do I synchronise the two?  
I'm happy to do it manually, there's only 5 users.

Many thanks!

With kind regards - Piers

On 19/03/2019 12:00, samba-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
>     If you setup Samba on the new server exactly the same as on the 
> old one
> and ran rsync correctly, you should have got the same permissions.
> The problem you have now is that you will have to identify who owns
> what and chown/chmod the folders/files to the new correct owners:groups.
> It might help if you gave us more info other than the basic 'it did not
> work' you have already given us.
> Rowland

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