[Samba] Permissions required for Snapshots/Previous Versions

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Jun 14 15:47:01 UTC 2021

On 14/06/2021 15:07, Nick Couchman via samba wrote:
> Hello, everyone,
> I've run into another challenge with Samba rights/permissions. The
> community responded so quickly to my last question that I'm hoping this one
> is as simple :-).
> I'm using ZFS with Samba, and have enabled the ZFS snapshot integration
> using the shadow2 VFS module. I have automatic snapshots set up for ZFS,
> and I'm able to see the "Previous Versions" tab in Windows and access the
> snapshots. This works great with one exception - the only users that can
> see them are users listed in the "admin users" section for the share or
> users mapped to the local Administrators group.
> My question is, is there any other way to make this Previous Versions
> functionality available to either other groups of users or, potentially,
> all users, without adding them to "admin users" or mapping them ot local
> Administrators?
> Thanks!
> -Nick

What OS ?

How are you running Samba ?

Please post your smb.conf

When you say 'ZFS', do you mean ZFS on something like Freebsd or openZFS 
on Linux ?


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