[Samba] Samba on Chrome OS

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Jul 31 14:09:56 MDT 2014

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 02:19:58PM -0400, Eli Grey wrote:
> Also, Jeremy: In order to persuade you to care about having a Samba
> server, I have an anecdote that might help.
> I have a chroot on my Chromebook Pixel that is about ~8GB gzipped (for
> backup purposes), and whenever I tried to transfer it to USB drives
> formatted as exFAT or NTFS for my Windows desktop, any USB drives I
> used (tried 2 different 32GB USB 3.0 drives and a 16GB USB 2.0 drive)
> would randomly dismount partway through the transfer. The only way to
> get to get it to my desktop was to install cifs stuff on my chroot and
> use that to transfer the files.

For exFAT that doesn't surprise me :-). I would have
thought NTFS would work though, as that's pretty
reliable here on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop.

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