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

Michael J. Welch, Ph.D. mjwelchphd at ekgreaders.com
Tue May 24 16:53:58 GMT 2005

On Saturday 05 February 2005 13:25, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Looks like it might be a hardware problem on your network then.

Friday May 24, my windows machine corrupted itself to the point of failure (as 
it does about twice a year), and I was forced to reload from scratch (a two 
day job).

After the reload, I tested the "'Delayed Write Failed' and other similar 
errors on Windows machines" problem I had reported a few months ago, and 
(surprise) the problem magically went away. I have not made any changes to 
Samba in the interval.

It is a known fact that Windows corrupts itself over time, and  based on this 
experience, it would seem reasonable to consider testing suspected Samba bugs 
on a test machine with a clean install of Windows before accusing Samba.

Case closed. Thanks to all.

-- Mike

Michael J. Welch, Ph.D.
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