[Samba] Best File Server Backup Practice

Robert Marcano robert at marcanoonline.com
Sun Mar 14 00:09:04 UTC 2021

Whatever you end using, test a restore. Especially if you have complex NT
ACLs, and you know how Windows sysadmins love to create those.

I remember a case of some installation doing backups using remote rsync and
snapshots and the moment they had to use it, they didn't backed up the NT
ACLs. entirely. Samba could be using extra EAs for them and the way rsync
and other tools backup EAs must be tested with a restore.

On Sat, Mar 13, 2021, 11:59 AM Marco Shmerykowsky via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Maybe a stupid and tangential question, but ...
> Are there best practices for how to setup backup routines
> on a Samba file server when all the users are managed
> by AD?
> Files are owned by users and typically the group
> "Domain Users".  I often read that backup routines
> should be set up using a non-root user set up for
> backups only, but that is always for a linux environment.
> Does the same apply when everything is in AD even though
> the backup program is actually running on the Linux machine?
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