smbmount, NT and pagefile.sys woes

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at
Mon Jul 26 20:05:24 GMT 1999

When the world was young, Gavrie Philipson <gavrie at> 
carved some runes like this:

> This problems happens with Samba 2.0.3, 2.0.4 and 2.0.5a with
> Linux 2.2 kernels. The 2.0 kernels did not have this problem. Of
> course, I realize this may not be a Samba but a Linux problem,
> but the most likely chance to find an answer is on this list. The
> reason this is important is that I've got a backup script that
> tries to back up files over the network from NT clients to a
> Linux server. Of course I don't back up the pagefile.sys file,
> but my script chokes when it tries to 'stat' all files in order
> to determine which to back up and which not. 

Why don't you specify the location (and size) of the windoze swap 
file, and then don't stat that drive?  I often setup win9x with a 
swap "partition", ie make a 180 meg partition (on a machine with 64 
megs RAM) and don't put anything there except the swap file.  I 
don't think any flavor of windoze likes to have the swap file 
copied, moved, etc.  Both Partition Magic and the DOS fips util can 
resize existing partitions...

Otherwise, it looks like windoze likes to put the swap file in the 
root directory of whatever drive it's on.  I guess you could avoid 
putting anything important in the root dir (and then don't stat or 
anything else)...

HTH, Steve

Stephen L Arnold            
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