File Size on Disk

Greg J. Zartman greg at
Tue Sep 18 10:10:05 GMT 2001


I'm currently setup with a Samba 2.2.1a PDC on Mandrake Linux.  The hard
drive in question is 20 GB in size, divided (not partitioned) into three
shares.  The main share, projects, contains the bulk of our project data.
This data ranges from MS Word documents, to AutoCAD drawings, to ARC/INFO

Our client machines are Win2000 SP1 workstations.  From my Win2k
workstation, if I right click on one of my project directories, in the
projects share, Win2k reports that the Size is 233MB and the Size on disk is
949MB (big difference isn't it).

Following is the compile options that I used to compile my version of Samba
from a CVS download:
./configure --with-configdir=/etc --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --wi
th-smbmount --with-privatedir=/etc/private --libdir=/etc --localstatedir=/va
r/log --with-lockdir=/var/lock/samba

By the way, do you have any insight on the issue with current CVS "pulls" of
Samba 2.2.x and Win98?  Specifically, Win98 can access shares on the Samba
machine but nothing else.  I've made a couple posts to the news group about
this, but no one seems to know what the issue is.  I can provide more info
if needed.

Thank you.


Greg Zartman

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom-admin at
[mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at]On Behalf Of Jeremy Allison
Sent: Tuesday, 18 September 2001 9:52 AM
To: Michels, Gustavo [EES/BR]
Cc: Greg J. Zartman, P.E.; Samba News
Subject: Re: File Size on Disk

On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 01:09:24PM +0100, Michels, Gustavo [EES/BR] wrote:
> I had the same issue but it was just a display problem, actually the size
> disk is reported wrongly by samba. Yes, it is a little problem, but you
> live with that... :-)

I can't (live with that, that is :-). Can you give me instructions on
exactly how to reproduce this (compile options for Samba, platform, client

I want to nail bugs like this.



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