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Upgrading Samba from Lenny-backports

For some reason, after upgrading to the Samba version from Lenny-backports I needed to support Windows 7 profiles, the workstations suffered from severe problems. The entire profile seemed to be read-only, even though they weren't on disk. I couldn't change any setting and reverting profile configuration from backups didn't help. In the end, the only thing that fixed it was recreating the user profile, both server and client side. This was an upgrade from 3.2.5 to 3.4.7. Read More »

Preventing the creation of $RECYCLE.BIN on Samba shares by Windows 7

Windows 7 kept creating a $RECYCLE.BIN dir on the network share. This in itself is merely annoying, but there were also errors resulting from it. Whenever a file would be deleted, this message would appear (translated from dutch): "The recycle bin is damaged, do you want to delete the contents?" Everything froze until that question was answered. Read More »

Migrating user accounts when upgrading from samba 3.2 to 3.3 or 3.4

Because I wanted to be able to give Windows 7 machines access to our domain controller, I needed to upgrade samba to 3.4 from lenny-backports. Because the database backend changed, a consequence of this was that the user database was empty; it didn't migrate it. Read More »

Listing samba users

Newer samba versions no longer have a human readable password file. To see the passwords, use pdbedit. Do "pdbedit -w -L" to get a classic password file layout.

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Adding a recycle bin to a samba share

People are stupid and remove things accidentally. You can partly mitigate that by adding recycle bin functionality to a samba share. Read More »

Permissions on a samba share

When you mount a samba share without unix extensions enabled, you can set a GID, UID and permissions (on the client machine, at mount time) so you can adjust it to let non-root users use it. Read More »

Samba rounds filesizes off to whole MB’s

I noticed when I did 'du -hs' on a sambamount, I got a disk usage that was unrealistically high. I did some research, and it appears that Samba rounds off file sizes to whole MB units, to optimize for windows clients: Read More »