[Box Backup-commit] #66: Windows ACL support

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Wed Mar 10 16:09:56 GMT 2010

#66: Windows ACL support
 Reporter:  achim        |       Owner:  ben    
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:         
Component:  bbackupd     |     Version:  0.11rc2
 Keywords:  Windows ACL  |  

Comment(by achim):

 More details from the backuppc script:

 #  [optional] subinacl.exe
 #      Only required if backing up ACLs and you want to use this
 #      method instead of or in addition to 'getfacl'. The program is a
 #      free download from Microsoft (note I found that the older
 #      version included with the Windows Server 2003 toolkit didn't
 #      work on XP but the following version did):
 #       http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E8BA3E56
 # http://ss64.com/nt/subinacl.html

 # By setting the variable ACL or command line -A (--ACL) it is
 # possible to have the script dump the ACLs of each desired backup
 # drive for inclusion in the backup. The ACLS are generated either by
 # 'getfacl' (ACL=1) or more comprehensively by 'subinacl' (ACL=2) or
 # by both (ACL=3) The dumps are gzipped but in a format that can be
 # restored by 'setfacl' and 'subinacl' respectively. Note that
 # 'subinacl' runs slower but dumps the full ntfs file ACLs while
 # 'getfacl' only does the cygwin subset.  Additionally, the variable
 # $ACLFINDPRUNE contains a list of files/directories to exclude from
 # the 'getfacl' dump (typically temp folders, analogous to ones you
 # wouldn't backup either. Similary, $ACLSUBINACLEXCLUDE is a list of
 # paths to exclude for the 'subinacl' dump.  Note to read the subinacl
 # files as plain text you may need to pipe the uncompressed version
 # onto: iconv -f UTF-16LE -t UTF-8 | tr -d '\r'

Ticket URL: <https://www.boxbackup.org/trac/ticket/66#comment:2>
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