[Samba] Cannot copy file to Samba share

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Dec 5 14:37:05 MST 2011

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 10:24:07AM +0000, Ben Clayton wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a very odd issue - I cannot copy a large-ish (1.1GB) ISO file
> to a Samba share on a specific server, and having spent a couple of
> days on the issue, I'm running out of things to try, and I'm hoping
> for some suggestions.
> The destination system is an old P4 system on a Via based
> motherboard (P4MA Pro). It has two IDE disks, a Maxtor 40GB on IDE
> channel 1 as the system disk, and a 500GB drive on IDE channel 2,
> with one large EXT3 partition, mounted as /home. (There would
> normally be a CD drive also on channel 2, but it is disconnected at
> the moment as part of my testing.)
> /home/downloads is shared, and generally works fine, but we seem to
> have problems copying large files to it. I now have a repeatable
> issue: attempting to copy debian-live-6.0.3-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso,
> of 1.1GB to it fails every time - copying from an Ubuntu 10.04 or an
> Ubuntu 11.10 system, either just using smb:// in Nautilus' address
> bar, or using a mount from fstab. The progress bar moves in fits and
> starts, then finally hangs right at the end for some
> seconds/minutes, before failing.
> Clicking for more details on the "Error while copying..." dialogue
> gives "Error closing file: Input/output error".

Take a look inside the Samba logs - see if you can see
any errors there.


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