[Samba] a question re. /var/run/samba/unexpected.tdb

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Feb 10 20:26:12 MST 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 05:56:55PM -0800, Boryeu Mao wrote:
> Not having paid any attention, I discovered that this file grew to be
> 1048518656 bytes (this on a debian-based Linux system), and filled up
> the (small) filesystem for /var.  Is there a 'normal' size that I should
> expect for this file ?  What could be the reason for the large size?
> And how could it be best reduced?

We are planning to remove this file in Samba 3.6, replacing it
with inter process communication instead.

> (There was a suggestion of stopping
> samba, removing the file, and restarting samba - is this the right way?)

Yes, this will clear it out.


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