[Samba] File size is sometimes 0 after saving

Matthias Heinz matthias.heinz at uweschneider.de
Tue Jun 24 09:44:58 MDT 2014


this may sound odd, but now I had the same problem while using the 
windows explorer to copy a file over another file. It got an error 
message, the file size of the file I wanted to overwrite was suddenly 0 
(I double checked with "file" on the server and it just said empty), but 
I could in no way overwrite the file.

It was the same as describe before. The file was owned (unix user rights 
here) by another user and I had to use chown to change the user to mine 
to write the file in the end.

Has really nobody else experienced such problems before and may a hint 
where to look for the error?

Best regards

On 16.06.2014 16:47, Matthias Heinz wrote:
 > [...]
> What we experience is that some programs (e.g. Inkscape) have problems
> saving files sometimes. It manages to access the file and to erase
> everything in it (that's my guess), but then fails somehow to write it
> again, leaving the file size 0. Most oft the time this happens when the
> file itself belongs to another user (as I said above, we only enforce a
> common group on the share). I say most of the time, because I only can
> reproduce it when the file itself belongs to another user. A colleague
> mentioned that he had problems with his own files, too, but I have no
> proof here.
 > [...]

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