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Old 11-01-2001, 08:13 AM   #1
roel
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Unhappy SAMBA refuses to copy large files


I hope someone can help me out:
We are using a small network (1 Win NT 4 Server, 1 Linux RedHat server and 6 workstations Win NT and Mac). The Servers are both used as file servers and everything seems to work fine until someone starts coying a large file to the Linux server: It seems like the Samba server gets confused and won't respond after a while. Anyone regognizes this problem??
 
Old 11-01-2001, 11:22 AM   #2
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Post your smb.conf file.
 
Old 11-02-2001, 02:12 AM   #3
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This is what it looks like at the moment:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from nitrogen.imachine.nl (192.168.11.7)
# Date: 2001/01/24 16:17:12

# Global parameters
[global]
workgroup = ATOM
netbios name = OXYGEN
server string = LINUX server
encrypt passwords = Yes
update encrypted = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd
username map = /etc/smbusers
debug level = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
debug timestamp = No
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
dns proxy = No
wins support = Yes
kernel oplocks = No
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

[projects]
comment = Projects of IMACHINE
path = /home/rsrc/projects
writeable = Yes

[oracle]
comment = Knowledge Base
path = /home/rsrc/oracle
writeable = Yes

[software]
comment = Software storage
path = /home/rsrc/software
writeable = Yes

[area 51]
comment = IMACHINE Administration
path = /home/rsrc/admin
valid users = felix, roeland
writeable = Yes

[www]
comment = Local WWW root
path = /home/httpd/html
writeable = Yes

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
writeable = Yes
browseable = No
 
Old 11-02-2001, 05:51 PM   #4
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hmmm

smb.conf looks ok.
What version of samba are you using?
 
Old 11-12-2001, 10:28 AM   #5
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I'm sorry, I'm really a newbie to Linux and Samba: I can't find the version info? Where should I look (I don't have webmin or something like that installed)
 
Old 06-02-2002, 07:22 AM   #6
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I'm having the exact same problem.

I'm running a SuSE 7.3 server with the samba version that comes with this distribution, I think it is the newest. It is a file server and a router for my DSL.

So far it runs great, except when I try to copy large files (DivX movies for example) from the server to one of my Win2000 workstations.

It just suddenly stops and the windows pc gives a out of space message. (The file is 700 megs, on de workstation I have 3 gigs free and on the server 25 gigs free, so space can't be the problem)

How do I solve this? Maybe I do not have enough memory? (I have 1 server and 2 workstations)
 
Old 06-02-2002, 07:56 AM   #7
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Actually sounds like a timeout issue. Is there a way to increase the timout limit?
 
Old 06-02-2002, 02:45 PM   #8
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you're not talking about >2GB file sizes ? It also may be a swap problem?
 
Old 06-03-2002, 03:34 AM   #9
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The filesizes I'm talking about are only a few MB's. A file size of 2 MB is already big enough to let the copy process crash.

The timeout issue seems reasonable. But in my smb.conf there is no directive concerning timeouts?
 
Old 06-03-2002, 07:03 AM   #10
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Small files aren't a problem with my server, it's just files of about 300MB+
 
Old 06-04-2002, 04:29 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeucken
Small files aren't a problem with my server, it's just files of about 300MB+
Even 300+MB shouldn't be a problem, I shared a VCD once using SAMBA 2.2.3a, tried playing it back over the network (on a Windoze laptop with no CD-ROM), and even copied the MPEG stream file (you know, the AVSEQ01.DAT file) off it successfully (the file was around 700 megs).

Why don't you check out the SAMBA web site and poke around in their FAQs and mailing list archives? Also a quick peek at the manpages (available at the SAMBA web site, www.samba.org) wouldn't hurt either. Especially the smb.conf man page.
 
  


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