[Samba] Sharing a vfat partition

Gémes Géza geza at kzsdabas.sulinet.hu
Mon Jan 10 12:22:18 GMT 2005

Benjamin Bach írta:

>Hi Everybody!
>I'm sharing my VFAT partition on computer #1.
>Computer #2 can both read and write stuff on computer #1, but every
>once in a while - could be like 1 in 3 - my XP on computer #2 will
>say "file system error". The second error will say something about
>the file being locked.
>Then I changed my smb.conf to make samba say that my share
>was a FAT (instead of NTFS) and I removed ACL support (=no file
>lock errors).
>No problems now!
>And I guess this ended up being all just a tip...
>VFAT is probably the best kind of partition to share your documents
>on since all OS can read it and Samba can, too.
I would say, that it is the worst choice.
If your files are only accessed from the OS on wich Samba run, and Samba 
of course, then the best choice would be some journaling, ACL compliant 
fs, and specifying NTFS as the filesystem to clients.



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