Bug 3441 - Feature request: Support Volume Shadow Copies
Summary: Feature request: Support Volume Shadow Copies
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File services (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 Windows 2003
: P3 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Andrew Tridgell
QA Contact: samba4-qa@samba.org
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-01-24 20:41 UTC by Julien Goodwin
Modified: 2020-01-28 12:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:

Here the patches (3.91 KB, patch)
2007-08-27 10:17 UTC, Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer
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Description Julien Goodwin 2006-01-24 20:41:32 UTC
Windows 2003 supports a technology MS call "volume shadow copies" which is similar to LVM snapshots. The UI for restoring files/directories is exported via CIFS (only, oddly enough).

This was demo'd to Tridge at LCA2006 and he started making notes on this.
Comment 1 Stefan Metzmacher 2006-01-25 01:18:30 UTC
This is supported in samba3!

and it will be also by the final samba4 release
Comment 2 Julien Goodwin 2006-01-25 01:42:59 UTC

Well, Tridge didn't know about them, had to show him how to set them up.

Also it would be nicer to have a generic interface for it to allow plugging in to network backup systems or similar.
Comment 3 Andrew Bartlett 2007-07-17 00:42:05 UTC
Tridge promises to do this :-)
Comment 4 Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer 2007-08-27 10:17:20 UTC
Created attachment 2893 [details]
Here the patches
Comment 5 Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer 2007-08-27 10:19:42 UTC
Comment on attachment 2893 [details]
Here the patches

This wasn't for this bug, sorry!
Comment 6 Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer 2008-04-27 06:34:16 UTC
How far are we with this one? Is there some interest to implement this technology?
Comment 7 Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer 2008-08-14 11:25:10 UTC
Mark this as "Feature request".
Comment 8 Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer 2011-03-01 15:45:14 UTC
Set the actual QA contact.
Comment 9 David Disseldorp 2020-01-28 12:12:54 UTC
The Samba ntvfs is deprecated and the s3 fileserver is capable of exposing snapshots as shadow copies. Closing this as invalid. Thanks!