[Samba] smbd panic - tdb_reopen: file dev/inode has changed!

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue May 11 23:21:33 MDT 2010

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 03:25:21PM -0700, Rob Moser wrote:
> # uname -srvo
> Linux 2.6.18-194.el5xen #1 SMP Tue Mar 16 22:01:26 EDT 2010 GNU/Linux
> # cat /etc/redhat-release
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga)
> # smbd --version
> Version 3.3.8-0.51.el5
> I'm trying to run a backup samba server using some custom in-house
> scripts which I inherited and am stuck with.  Essentially the primary
> server periodically rsyncs a bunch of files over to the backup,
> including a collection of the tdb files.  When I try to connect to the
> backup server, I get the following smbd panics in the logs:
> -----
> [2010/05/11 14:34:32,  0] lib/util_tdb.c:tdb_log(682)
>   tdb(/var/lib/samba/ntforms.tdb): tdb_reopen: file dev/inode has changed!
> [2010/05/11 14:34:32,  0] lib/util.c:reinit_after_fork(1054)
>   tdb_reopen_all failed.

If you are rsync'ing files to a different server, the inode
on the target *does* change. Samba can not cope with that,
you should never just overwrite tdb files in-flight. Please
restart Samba on the backup host after the rsync.

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