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What are XCP SMB host user requirements?

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XCP SMB host user must meet the following requirements for the data migration
  • XCP host system:
    • An XCP host user must have administrator privilege. Add the XCP host user to the local administrators group
  • Target storage system:
    • XCP host user must have read and write access
    • XCP host user must be part of the "BUILTIN\Administrators" group on the target SMB server
  • Source storage system:
  • If the user is part of the “Backup Operators” group in the source storage system, the members of this group can read files while bypassing the security rules, regardless of any permissions that protect those files.
  • If the user is not part of the “Backup Operators” group in the source system, the user must have read access.
Note: Write permission is required in the source storage system to support the XCP option -preserve-atime

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