[Samba] Question on Samba 2.2.1a

Martin Thomas mthomas at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Tue Aug 19 00:44:20 GMT 2003

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>Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 09:24:59 +0200
>From: "Jurzitza, Dieter" <DJurzitza at harmanbecker.com>
>Subject: [Samba] Question on Samba 2.2.1a
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>Dear listmembers,
>we have a medium size network (~50 people) using samba for mainly fileserver
>purposes on a Sparc linux (SuSE linux 7.3, kernel 2.4.20) system.
>Every other time people face difficulties when copying files from the Novell
>or Windows network onto the samba shares. Let's say you want to copy a file
>called "dummy.doc" onto the samba drive. Then a file with that name is
>created at the target location, having 0 bytes. Then you are told (i. e. by
>explorer) that the file already exists (even though it did not before) and
>you are asked whether or not you would like to overwrite. If you say yes
>(overwrite), an errormessage appears that says that the file cannot be
>You can delete the 0 - byte file a hundred times, you can check permissions,
>everything seems to be correct - apart from not being able to copy really.
>Anybody out there having an idea how to fix this? I do not have a clue what
>could cause the trouble.
>Many many thanks for your efforts in advance,
>take care
>Dieter Jurzitza

If I remember this correctly, there where some problems with file
creation and overwriting/replacement in older versions of the 
Samba 2.2 branch. You could try to reproduce this problem
with Samba 2.2.8a. There are SuSE rpms of Samba 2.2.8a
for SuSE 7.3 on the SuSE ftp-server. I never looked for a
Sparc package but i386 is availabe. There is an instruction to 
build a rpm for SuSE somewhere in the packageing tree of 
the Samba source disrtibution.

Did you check the log-files - any "strange" entries?
Is enough space left on the destination disk?

Hope this helps, good luck

University of Kaiserslautern, Institute of Environmental Engineering,
Kaiserslautern (ZIP 67663), Germany

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