[Samba] roaming profile doubles in size at client logout

Andrey Repin anrdaemon at yandex.ru
Tue Apr 28 14:03:39 MDT 2015

Greetings, claudiu vasadi!

> I've connected a Windows 7 client and logged in with a roaming profile
> user, copied some 4GB of data in the profile and logged out. Surely enough,
> the data was synchronized but when I login and logout again, the profile
> gets copied on the samba server in full versus just the modified data.

> For instance, if the profile on the server has 4GB and I logout from the
> client, the profile will grow up to 8GB and then drop down to 4GB (in case
> no new data get's added meanwhile). This looks to me like instead of doing
> an incremental diff, the whole profile get's copied and then compared and
> the same data deleted.

> Is there some setting that I'm missing in the conf or is this normal?

This is, unfortunately, "normal". As much as the Microsoft's definition of
"normality" goes.
What I'm doing is I'm excluding local Documents and a number of other folders
from profile sync (through GPO) and then doing a manual rsync in background
every now and then. That is for folders that are not located in the network
This also helps with profile size that is getting copied back and forth
between server and client. 4Gb multiplied by sixteen users… I don't want to
see it happening to my network.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 22:58:35

Sorry for my terrible english...

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