[Samba] files disappearing from Samba server
rippls at woodlandschools.org
Thu Oct 2 15:12:27 GMT 2008
Sorry if I'm pointing out something obvious that you've already checked,
but are you sure it isn't a problem with the client machines failing to
map the drive? I think if the home drive fails to map a windows client
(XP at least, that's what we use here) defaults to using the local drive
for the home directory without reporting anything. We get students
saving things and complaining that the files aren't there (on the file
server) when they're actually on the last machine they sat at!
Woodland School District
On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 07:56 -0400, Robert Wickberg wrote:
> 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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