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Old 09-16-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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log of deletion from samba server

how to find detail logs of deleted file or folder from samba server
Old 09-16-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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Well, by default, samba doesn't seem to log deletes, but there is a pretty simple way to get what you are looking for. Add the following to the share definition in /etc/samba/smb.conf that you want to watch for the deletes from:
vfs objects = extd_audit
and that will put the entries for accesses and deletes of files on the share into the logs. If you are worried about deletes removing something you don't want removed, then here's an example of what I set up to try to secure a samba share from data loss:
        writeable = yes
        path = /mnt/thisdrv/
        write list = user1,user2
        comment = MyShare
        valid users = user1,user2
        user = user1,user2
        vfs objects = extd_audit recycle
The 'recycle' option puts anything deleted from the share into a Recycler folder, like the Recycle Bin in windoze.

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