Large file transfer
davecb at canada.sun.com
Thu Mar 11 20:56:04 GMT 1999
Gary Jarrell Admin wrote:
> We are attempting to transfer some large files from a Sun Solaris 2.5.1 box
> with Samba 1.9 (I believe) on it. The client is a Windows 95 with a Jazz
> drive attached. When the user attempts to transfer the files, all seems
> well, then the file stops and is not transfered. Not sure if there are any
> errors or not. If we need to, I can check with the user.
> We are a publishing company and the files are anywhere from 1mb - 90mb.
> Usually attempting to transfer about 400 of these files to the Jazz drive,
You **may** be hitting a problem with the transfers taking
long enough that you exceed a timeout interval. A person
on the general mailing list reported a similar problem, and
I made a suggestion on diagnosing it, but they never replied...
To diagnose this
1) run a transfer with logging turned up to 3
(which will make it even slower), and send
the list a url or ftp site to get it from.
2) try setting "read raw = no" without changing
The latter will force Samba to send small chunks,
slowing down the transfer, but **possibly** avoiding
a timeout due to big chunks, big files and slow drives.
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