[Samba] "Delayed Write Failed" and other similar errors on Windows machines

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Sat Feb 5 00:10:33 GMT 2005

On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 03:39:30PM -0800, Michael J. Welch, Ph.D. wrote:
> [An attempt to copy a file.]
> The specified network name is no longer available.
> [The file is not copied, but the name is placed into the directory.
> A second attempt works normally, unless one backs out of the folder,
> then comes back in again, in which case the failure is repeated.]
> [An attempt to open a VS C++ project with no .NCB file. VS tries to
> build another file, but fails during the write.]
> Windows - Delayed Write Failed
> Windows was unable to save all the data for the file
> \\Server\icr\active\Copy of Ctrl 4-3-1-33\SKAN_Talk.ncb. The data has
> been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your
> computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save
> the file elsewhere.
> [The file is partially created.]

What messages are you getting in the Samba logs ? This looks like an
oplock break failure or in the extreme case smbd crash.


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