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Network Undelete/Trashcan
04-17-2010, 12:49 PM
Post: #1
Network Undelete/Trashcan
One great feature to add to Drobo FS is a trashcan/recycle bin feature. When deleting files from a locally attached disk, the files go to the trashcan for easy recovery. But doing the same from a network fileshare and they are gone forever instantly. A trashcan feature would be great!

On a windows fileshare, I could use Diskeeper's Undelete product but obviously I can't install that onto the Drobo FS. The QNAP NAS has a Network Recycle Bin which is a network share that contains deleted items. The ReadyNAS also has a similar Recycle Bin feature. I certainly don't think a Recycle Bin / Trash Can is too complicated for Drobo users, especially when all previous experience with Drobo products supported it.

What I would like to see:
  • A recycle bin per share. If you like, make it hidden from simple browsing with a $ as the last letter of it's name. It can be accessed either directly, through the dashboard, or some modification of the OS recycle bin to show the deleted network files.
  • A per-share setting allows one to define several rules for purging the recycle bin: purge files older than x days at time interval y; automatically purge oldest files as needed when capacity reaches size z.
  • Not essential but cool: keep x versions of deleted/modified files. With Diskeeper's product, one can limit this to certain file types so it's not versioning massive iso and movie files.
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01-02-2011, 08:31 PM
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RE: Network Undelete/Trashcan
Bump... I really want this feature, is there a way to do it?!
I just love some file on my drobo fs but I don't know why... I'm the only one who use the drobo and I never (that I know of) deleted those files)

a Recycle Bin would have helped me...
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01-03-2011, 09:42 AM
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RE: Network Undelete/Trashcan
hi just a thought for the meantime...
would it help if you made a new share called "Network Trash"?

eg and to have all deleted files moved there instead. (might help as a go between)?

(btw i have XP home SP2, a Drobo v1 with 2x 1TB/2x 1.5TB WD greens, & a bkp Drobo v2 with the same + a DroboShare: unused)
& a DroboS v2 with 3xWD15EADS &2x1TB in DDR mode on win7, & a drobo5D (all usb)
  • btw i did a sustained (write) operation for about 6 hours, and got 13.2MB / sec ...objection? "sustained" :)
    (16.7MB/s on a v2 & 47-96MB/s drobo-s)
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02-02-2011, 09:32 AM
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RE: Network Undelete/Trashcan
(01-03-2011 09:42 AM)Paul Wrote:  hi just a thought for the meantime...
would it help if you made a new share called "Network Trash"?

eg and to have all deleted files moved there instead. (might help as a go between)?

How would you make all deleted files go into this share called trash?

I really need something like this.
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02-02-2011, 01:28 PM
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RE: Network Undelete/Trashcan
(02-02-2011 09:32 AM)Ten Wrote:  
(01-03-2011 09:42 AM)Paul Wrote:  hi just a thought for the meantime...
would it help if you made a new share called "Network Trash"?

eg and to have all deleted files moved there instead. (might help as a go between)?

How would you make all deleted files go into this share called trash?

I really need something like this.

Just don't delete anything use move instead. Then when you're ready you clean out the Trash.
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02-04-2011, 04:23 AM
Post: #6
RE: Network Undelete/Trashcan
If you are using SMB to access your network shares, and feel confident editing some configuration files, you could always try something like this.

In short: the SMB server that comes with the Drobo already allows for this, it is just not configured to do so.
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03-03-2014, 01:28 PM
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RE: Network Undelete/Trashcan
Sort of a bump: is there a way to do the same to get a network trash for AFP?
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01-30-2015, 08:09 PM
Post: #8
RE: Network Undelete/Trashcan
Is there any way to do this over NFS on Mac OS X?
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01-31-2015, 10:44 AM
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RE: Network Undelete/Trashcan
As far as I can tell, this is the breakdown:

- SMB: network trash not supported by default, but can be enabled if you fiddle around with the configuration.
- AFP: sorry, not supported by the protocol, there is nothing the Drobo can do.
- NFS: sorry, not supported by the protocol, there is nothing the Drobo can do.

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