Problems copying many files

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at
Fri Jan 29 22:49:30 GMT 1999

When the world was young, dwpalmer at carved some 
runes like this:  

> I'd be very interested in hearing of a case where someone has copied
> over 7,000 files of at least 40K each from a Windows NT 4.0 SP3
> workstation to a UNIX/Linux system running Samba 2.0.  I've seen two
> other reports where this type of operation has failed.

As a quick & dirty test (I don't have much time today; I'm already 
late leaving and it's my birthday!) I just copied 5668 files (about 
109 MB) from an NT4SP3 client to a RedHat 4.2 (kernel 2.0.30) 
running samba 1.9.18p8 with nary a hitch (all files copied 
successfully).  I just dragged a folder over to a samba share in 
windoze exploder.  This probably doesn't make you feel any better, 


Stephen L. Arnold                     arnold.steve at

Linux:  It's not just for nerds anymore...

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