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Old 01-22-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
valentinik46
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using linux as server, (nearly) full of tmp's.


plz help, i've no more hair to pull

over here in our small office we run linux on a server, and we divide users into groups, each group mapped to shared folders.

past few weeks ago i noticed a growing amount of *.TMP/tmp files, and '4EB00' and similar files.
some are zero, some nearly 1MB's..

something like this. those files are marked as read only, even in 'public'..
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6090/56005121uf0.jpg



why didn't microsoft office removed them automatically as they wud, usually?

i've been manually removing them *.TMP's thru the server (on the pc cannot delete, server sez 'read only or file in use'), but it's getting tedious!

anything i can do (aside frm re-formatting the server) ? anyone wif same (and solved) problem?

tq in advance.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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You could set up a root cronjob to delete them.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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You could set up a root cronjob to delete them.
a cronjob to delete tmp's on every 12pm sounds proper!

please tell me how or point me a gud link?

not an absolute beginner, but it helps tho.

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Old 01-23-2008, 01:29 AM   #4
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Here's a good doc for cront: http://www.adminschoice.com/docs/cro...Crontab%20file
Might be a good idea to ask your users what's happening. Are they finding Excel is crashing or the share disconnecting?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:34 AM   #5
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Here's a good doc for cront: http://www.adminschoice.com/docs/cro...Crontab%20file
Might be a good idea to ask your users what's happening. Are they finding Excel is crashing or the share disconnecting?
no, no crashes etc.

apparently the only problem is they can't overwrite the files, and tmp files flooding their folders!

put i found out that if one save the file to 'my documents', and copied the file, then paste it on the network drive, it's business as usual.

wtf?

did try out the crontab thingy. but that solved 1/2 of the task (removing tmp's periodically)

any permanent cure?
 
  


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