Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Filesharing in Hardy

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Beans
    131
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Filesharing in Hardy

    I've been using Samba for a few years now and it's done the job nicely, since I have a cross platform environment (Windows, Mac, Linux).

    However, I use Ubuntu about 80% of the time and am running into problems when using samba for linux-to-linux transfers.

    For example, I upgraded from 7.10 to 8.04 a couple of nights ago and used rsync to back up my home directory my fileserver. Although this mostly worked, there were dozens and dozens of errors when rsync tried to chgrp on the server.

    Samba seems to be the default filesharing protocol on Hardy (which I found pretty strange) but I'd like something that supports owners & groups properly.

    Any suggestions?

    Ideally I'd like to set up two sets of filesharing protocols on my server, pointing to the same locations. Connect to the Samba shares when using Windows or OS X, but using NFS or something else when connecting via Ubuntu. Is this possible/a good idea?

    Many thanks all.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Beans
    301
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Smile Re: Filesharing in Hardy

    I have file sharing in Ubuntu working really well. I have samba and nautilus shares configured. After installing system-config-samba adding the shares was easy. You can give this configuration a try. Good Luck
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Mint 14 | 64bit | DT ACER VN281G | Intel® Atom™ CPU D425 @ 1.80GHz × 2 | Registered Linux User#458200

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Beans
    131
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Filesharing in Hardy

    Can you preserve ownerships over Samba though? That's the problem I'm running into.
    Samba works fine for most things, but for backing up my Home partition I can't preserve my file ownerships, which is no good

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •