[Samba] xls file locked for editing by unknown user

Dave Coventry dgcoventry at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 03:01:19 MDT 2010

Hi Moray, thanks for the assistance!

On 29 June 2010 10:41, Moray Henderson (ICT) <Moray.Henderson at ict.om.org> wrote:
> Which version of Samba?

Samba version 3.2.5

> Does smbstatus(1) list the file as being locked?  If so, it should give a pid you can examine.  The fuser(1) and lsof(8) commands can track which process has a file open.

No. smbstatus returns "No locked files"

> If rebooting the server does not clear the lock, there's either a lock file
> or a cached lock record somewhere.  Try /var/lib/samba/locking.tdb.
> Although it's binary, you can grep(1) it for the filename, or use
> tdbdump(8) to display the contents.  According to
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#What_are_tdb_files.3F,
> locking.tdb is not required to persist across restarts.  I wouldn't try deleting
> this when Samba is running; even with Samba shut down I would rename it
> rather than deleting it.

There is no file in /var/lib/samba/ called 'locking.tdb'
The only files in that directory bearing a date later than 14th Dec
2009 are these three:

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