If I have a directory exposed over a SAMBA share and a user, from either a Linux or Windows system, moves a file from one place to another on that share, does SAMBA know to ask the operating system for a move operation and keep the inode number?
Similarly does renaming a file on a SAMBA share keep the inode number consistent?
Bonus question that might need to be its own question: I use rsync to create differencing backups within the server (CentOS 7) from the device to a different backup device. Can the differencing backup track inode numbers on the device and the backup, to itself correctly track the file move/rename?
On my installation, a move operation does in fact preserve inode number.
- Windows 7 x64 Professional
- Centos 7 3.10.0-514.16.1.el7.x86_64
- Samba version 4.4.4
Are there any other qualifying system configuration specifics I should list above?