This VFS module is part of the samba(8) suite.
The vfs_ceph VFS module exposes CephFS specific features for use by Samba.
Ceph is a distributed network file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability, and scalability. This is a shared library allowing applications to access a Ceph distributed file system via a POSIX-like interface.
vfs_ceph requires that the underlying share path is a Ceph filesystem.
[share] m[blue]vfs objects = cephm m[blue]path = /non-mounted/cephfs/pathm m[blue]kernel share modes = nom
Since vfs_ceph does not require a filesystem mount, the share path is treated differently: it is interpreted as an absolute path within the Ceph filesystem on the attached Ceph cluster. In a ctdb cluster environment where ctdb manages Samba, CTDB_SAMBA_SKIP_SHARE_CHECK=yes must be configured to disable local share path checks, otherwise ctdb will not reach a healthy state.
ceph:config_file = path
Example: ceph:config_file = /etc/ceph/ceph.conf
ceph:user_id = name
Example: ceph:user_id = samba
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.