[Samba] vfs_ChDir failed: Permission denied

Marco Shmerykowsky marco at sce-engineers.com
Sun Jan 31 18:16:22 UTC 2021

On 2021-01-31 1:11 pm, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 31/01/2021 17:35, Marco Shmerykowsky wrote:
>>>>> I think what happened was that Samba ignored your malformed line 
>>>>> and
>>>>> everything ended up in the default (*) domain. Now you have fixed 
>>>>> the
>>>>> problem, your users & groups will now have different numeric ID's, 
>>>>> I
>>>>> Do hope you don't have a lot of data on that computer.
>>>> Unfortunately, there is a ton of data.  On the upside, I was 
>>>> planning
>>>> to move all this data to a new server in the next week or two.
>>>> Is there a way to fix this either on the existing server or
>>>> the new server?
>>> Your problem will be in identifying the correct owners of the files,
>>> if everything looks okay now, I would very quickly setup a new Unix
>>> domain member and copy everything to the new one, this should work,
>>> but I would check  all ownerships on the new machine.
>> It may not be such a big problem since ownership is really
>> controlled by the group and not the user. Only one group can
>> access the corresponding share directory.
>> My migration plan was to copy the smb.conf file on the old
>> server to the new server, create the same directories,
>> apply permissions to the new directories and use scp to
>> copy the data from old to the new.  Lastly, I would modify
>> the group policies to point to the new server.
>> Sounds reasonable?
>> the old server to the new server.
> That should work, provided you ensure that the smb.conf on the new
> computer is correct.
> Having said that, if it is only the group you are worried about, just
> fix the smb.conf on the old computer (which at this stage could just
> be restarting Samba) and then fix the group ownership of the files and
> directories.

Out of ignorance, how do I fix the group ownership? of the files & 

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