Copy numerous private Samba-shares as one user. (Syntax question)

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Old 09-22-2011
Copy numerous private Samba-shares as one user. (Syntax question)

Hello Forum,

I was overwhelmed by how fast and correct the responses to my first question in this forum was, and I hope I expreience this again today.

The reason is that I have to copy a fileserver (Ubuntu 8.04 32 with Samba) to another server via Internet within tomorrow. I have no problem with the shared (Samba)folders, but are struggling with the private ones.

And my question is quite simple:
When adding users to the Samba-server i follow this procedure:
  • Create a user in Linux and add password to user.
  • Create user in Samba and add same password.
  • Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf by adding the new username to the shared folders.
I have configured Samba to, in this process, also create a private share for each linux-user one the server. This is done by the following "code" in /etc/samba/smb.conf:
     browsable = no
     writable = yes
     path = /home/private/profiles
     guest ok = no
     comment = User Profiles
     valid users = %u
     create mode = 0600
     browsable = no
     directory mode = 0700

How do I add myself as one of the valid users? (By doing that I hope to be able to copy every folder in one batch.)
I can of course go around the problem by allowing guests, but I don't want to if I don't have to.

I appreciate any response here.

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