[Samba] Samba 3.2.5 / Debian Lenny var full

Didier Roques Didier.Roques at brive.unilim.fr
Fri Feb 19 06:05:56 MST 2010

I think i'm going to follow your advice
i seen that the lenny backport give the 3.4.3 version of samba

> On 02/18/2010 05:14 AM, Didier Roques wrote:
>> Hi
>>  i've got a server with lenny installed on it with samba 3.2.5.
>> My problem is that the var partition is sometimes full. In fact, if i
>> use
>> df command I watch the partition full, but if I use du command the
>> partition is not full.
>> If i use lsof command i see plenty of log samba files into
>> /var/log/samba
>> wich are very big, i have
>> - to kill the process given by lsof  associated to log samba file (smbd
>> process)
>> - to restart samba
>> to see the partition not full.
>> Is there a bug with this official version of samba with lenny ? or have
>> you got a solution for me.
> I have seen this problem with samba-3.2.3 at a large site.  It would
> strike once every two months or so, when it happened an 80GB
> /var/log/samba partition would fill up in 1 or 2 minutes.  We never got
> to the bottom of this, the problem has not reappeared since the site
> moved to samba-3.3.4.
> My advice is to update to 3.4.5 or later.
> - John T.
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