[Gluster-users] questions about snapshots and cifs

Raghavendra Talur rtalur at redhat.com
Wed Sep 9 17:56:20 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 7:39 PM, Alastair Neil <ajneil.tech at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been working on providing user serviceable snap shots and I am confused by the documentation about allowing access from windows explorer:
>> For snapshots to be accessible from windows, below 2 options can be used. A) The glusterfs plugin for samba should give the option "snapdir-entry-path" while starting. The option is an indication to glusterfs, that samba is loading it and the value of the option should be the path that is being used as the share for windows. Ex: Say, there is a glusterfs volume and a directory called "export" from the root of the volume is being used as the samba share, then samba has to load glusterfs with this option as well.
>>     ret = glfs_set_xlator_option(fs, "*-snapview-client",
>>                                  "snapdir-entry-path", "/export");
>> The xlator option "snapdir-entry-path" is not exposed via volume set options, cannot be changed from CLI. Its an option that has to be provded at the time of mounting glusterfs or when samba loads glusterfs.
> How do you set  "snapdir-entry-path", the docs say it needs to be set for the gluster-cifs pluginto correctly pass the information the client so I is there must be some volume setting and gluster volume set command to configure this?

Only performing
gluster volume set features.show-snapshot-directory on
is enough.
This documentations needs to be changed. Details about
snapdir-entry-path is required only for developers.

> Thanks, Alastair
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