[Samba] What's the best method - probably simple

Greg Miller gmiller at eccbm.com
Tue Apr 1 03:29:11 GMT 2003

I can attest to that.  Restarting samba will terminate all connections
to the server and they will reconnect BUT you will lose data on any
files that are open.  I found that out the hard way when I thought
everybody was off the server and restarted samba.  The files were a
total loss meaning they had to restart from scratch.  Luckily it wasn't
anything important like a database.

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Subject: RE: [Samba] What's the best method - probably simple

On Mon, 2003-03-31 at 17:44, Jim Shaffer wrote:
> this might be the blind leading the blind, but I think "restarting"
> will simply cause it to reread the smb.conf.  It will not disconnect
> users.

I think the smb.conf is re-read every 30 seconds or so, nothing needs to
be done. From my experience restarting Samba will disconnect the users
(really how could it be otherwise?), although most will silently
reconnect when the server comes back online. Those with active
operations, especially open database files (such as MSACCESS) will have
a great propensity toward damage generally resluting in repair
procedures to be undertaken.

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