[Samba] SMB mount/umount probs

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Feb 18 15:50:07 GMT 2002

I have found this problem too. That is, if I try to umount a share from
a crashed computer, umount seems to hang. However, if I am patient
(about 15 or 20 minutes it seems) umount will eventually finish up and
the share is umounted. 

Now, I haven't tried this with a rebooted machine, just a crashed one.

Of course, you could leave the share umounted except when you want to
read data from the share.


On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 12:02:47PM +0100, Alberto Mesas Navarro wrote:
> I have a linux server with some jobs at cron, that job reads some files from
> windows stations, i read these files via samba.
> My problem is that all works perfectly until the windows station reboots (it
> reboots every nite but no way to know exact time), at morning when linux
> should restart the process the mounted drive is dead, i try to umount/mount
> the drive from cron every morning but nothing, I must kill smb and restart
> it again to get the drive mounted again.
> Any ideas? Is there a way to get SMB "remount" the driver if the windows
> station rebooted?

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