[Samba] files disappearing from Samba server

Robert Wickberg rwickberg at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 11:56:24 GMT 2008

The files that are reported missing are missing if I log in an look via a
shell, too.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 2:24 AM, Helmut Hullen <Hullen at t-online.de> wrote:

> Hallo, Robert,
> Du (rwickberg) meintest am 01.10.08:
> > I'm the tech coordinator for a high school.  Last year, we had a file
> > server kids could save work to that was a generic Celeron 800 PC with
> > an IDE hard drive.  It ran Debian Sarge, with whatever version of
> > Samba ships with that.  It was down to a couple of gig of free disk
> > space by the end of the year, so this year I took an old Compaq
> > Proliant server (ML360 or something like that) with a three drive
> > RAID 5 SCSI array and installed Debian Etch on that with whatever
> > version of Samba is shipped with that.  School's been in session a
> > month now, and I've had dozens of kids come up to me and claim that
> > they've written files to their mapped shares (P: maps to their home
> > directory when they log onto a Windows machine), and the files have
> > disappeared.
> Strange.
> I run a schoolserver (http://arktur.de) on many machines, in many
> schools without these problems.
> The servers use slackware - that's the only difference to your
> configuration; Samba has versions from 3.0.22 to 3.2.3 (that differs
> from school to school), there are at least two schools which run a
> Compaq Proliant. Clients: from Windows 9x to Windows XP.
> No such problems.
> Can you see the files under Linux on the server?
> Viele Gruesse!
> Helmut
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