johnb352
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FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

In theory, users can restore their own files, from the snapshots of the volume.  But in our experience, only users that have admin rights on the FS can even view the hidden ".snapshot" folders.  Where is that configured or controlled, so call users can view those folders?

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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

Hi John,

You are referring to NFS shares correct?   Not Windows shares?

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johnb352
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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

Sorry, this is CIFS shares.

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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

Hello,

In that case have you looked under "Previous Version" feature in Windows?  FluidFS leverages Volume Shadow Service.

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johnb352
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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

This is from a Dell document available online:

Direct file restore — To recover accidentally deleted or modified files, a user can access the hidden snapshot directory (/.snapshots/), find the appropriate snapshot folder (named according to its time of creation), and copy the file(s).

This is the document (pg 9)

en.community.dell.com/.../20292399

The "previous versions" feature, in this case, only works for folders.  It does not work for individual files.

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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

Hello,

That document is from 2013, which I suspect might be referring to  FluidFS v2.  What version are you running.

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johnb352
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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

We're on v3.0.940120

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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

I'm double checking, but I'm pretty sure the ".snapshot" was a v2 feature.

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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

So in v3 FluidFS, under the previous version a user should be able to view the previous version or recover the previous file.  Or are you trying to restore the entire volume to a previous point in time?

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johnb352
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RE: FS7610 - Only admins can see hidden snapshot folders

We would like to use the ".snapshots" functionality.  To restore a single file.

As I had said, the "Previous Versions" functionality is only for a folder.

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