[Samba] Odd Folder issue.

Robert Adkins radkins at impelind.com
Tue Jun 17 19:30:24 GMT 2003

Hello All,

	I have a reoccurring issue that has only started to appear
recently with Samba. What we are seeing is the mass duplication of a
folder within itself for something close to 30 iterations deep.

	Sometimes this will also move the data held within the folder
one or two deep into the path.

	For Example...

	Let's call a share Data

	Data is mounted as the N: drive on all Windows worksations.

	Inside the N: Drive is a series of folders...




	Inisde the "Jobs" directory there is a series of folders named
after  each job number series. Examples : 1100 1200 1300 1400, with
subfolders within each of those listing the individual jobs themselves.

	Now, for some strange reason, sometimes the Jobs directory (it
has happened to other directories as well) will replicate within itself
normally moving all data directly held within it down two or three
directories, yet it will continue to replicate the "Jobs" folder within
itself for something like 20 to 30 iterations.

	Example (ASCI Approximation of the tree)

	- Data on 'Server'(N:)
		+[] Hold
		+[] Incoming_Data
			.....and so on....	

	The system is running Red Hat 7.3 and Samba version
2.2.27-3.7.3, with Samba configured as a Primary Domain Controller.

	This could also be an ext3fs related issue and thus I will be
posting this to the ext3fs mailing list as well. Although, this issue
has ONLY appeared on Samba shared directory structures.

	Once "fixed" this issue will not show up for a few weeks or

	Thanks for any assistance offered.

	Robert Adkins
	IT Manager/Buyer
	Impel Industries, Inc.

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