[Samba] Samba Shares Suddenly Look Empty with 3.0.28a
andyliebman at aol.com
Fri Jun 20 14:47:08 GMT 2008
Does this problem sound familiar to anybody. On a busy Linux server
that exports lots of Samba Shares for video editing, upgrading from
Samba 3.0.23d to Samba 3.0.28a has caused a huge problem.
After several hours of use, ALL exported Samba Shares suddenly appear to
have NO FILES to ALL CONNECTED OS X CLIENTS. Also, it is still possible
to log into shares (so to some extent, Samba is still working). But when
you log in, the shares look empty as well.
There are NO ERROR MESSAGES in the standard "level 3" samba logs. There
are no error messages in the syslog. smbd seems to be running fine.
Restarting Samba, and reconnecting to the shares brings the files back.
The problem I am describing has been very reproducible. It's just a
matter of waiting a few hours and occurs. Reverting back to Samba
3.0.23d makes the problem go away.
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