[Samba] The Infamous Robocopy Issues...Again
Christopher H. Laco
claco at chrislaco.com
Tue Dec 28 17:40:37 GMT 2004
I've been tinkering with this for days now and I can't seem to figure
out the problem. I know there were problems < 3.0.8 with robocopy and a
few other programs, but even after upgrading, I'm still have a similiar
issue with related errors.
I'm running Samba 3.0.10 on FreeBSD pointed to an NT4 DC. I'm trying to
copy files over to one of it's shares via robocopy from a few other
NT4/W2K/XP machines. From the client machines, I can map drives, login
to the server, copy, move, overwrite and delete files just fine from
within explorer on both mapped drives and just using unc paths.
I can't get robocopy to work sometimes without spitting out this:
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ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File
Access is denied.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Now here's the crazy part. These errors only occur if the remote file is
newer than source. The minute I tell robocopy to exclude files that are
older on the source than on the destination, the newer source files copy
over to the destination just fine.
While this works:
"\\x.x.x.x\Inetpub\global\images\ven\norm" /S /XO
This initially led me to believe that this was a source permissions
problem, but for testing, I'm running the robocopy as the local admin
which has full permissions on the source files and directories. Like I
said, I can do the required file actions manually via explorer, just not
To make matters worse, when these errors occur, I have nothing in my
log.smbd, or loc.user files, nor anything in messages, auth, or ipf logs.
At this point, I'm way stumped. Any ideas?
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