[Samba] can not overwrite files but can delete.

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Wed Dec 17 12:26:31 GMT 2003

> What I should have mentioned but failed to,  was this is an 
> intermitting
> problem (a developers favorite kind I'm sure).  What's worse, 
>  and this
> just sounds so so wrong;  doing a 'copy & paste' will produce 
> the error
> more often than doing a 'drag and drop'.  Perhaps it is just
> coincidence,  but i get the feeling it is not.  We discovered 
> this when
> I had asked the user to demonstrate the problem to me as I 
> had not been
> able to recreate it.  He came over and did a copy/paste whereas I was
> dragging and dropping the same files from one window to 
> another without
> issue prior to having the user demonstrate the procedure he uses.  
> 3-6 times out of 10 copy/pasting will throw the error.  (Cannont copy
> file3.bat: Cannot find the specified file.  Make sure you specify the
> correct path and filename.)
> 1-2 times out of 10 drag/drop will throw the error.

Is there anything in common with the failures?  The same filenames
failing?  Or a same group of other filenames present in the directory
when a new copy/paste fails?  The only thing I can think of is a
upper/lower-case (if you have w95/98 clients) or filename mangling
problem.  The default mangling method changed for 3, but it should
_reduce_ problems like these if that is indeed the culprit.

Anything unusual in the logs?

~ Daniel


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