[Samba] samba: problem in copying directories with many files

Mitch Crane mcrane1 at alltel.net
Mon Jan 12 22:48:19 GMT 2004

> We have setup samba share between XP and Redhat 8.0. We usually deal
> with copying directories with 1000 files over samba share. When we copy,
> we always find that few files are randomly skipped in copying and one
> has to copy few times to get all the files.
> Is this a known problem and is there any fix for this?

If you are mounting a share from your XP machine then yes, it's a known
problem. Though I don't recall anyone from the samba team actually
acknowledging it, I have the problem and I have seen several other reports
of this problem.

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