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Old 03-17-2004, 07:36 PM   #1
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Angry IO Error when transferring files.


When trying to copy large files from one directory to a Samba share that is mounted I get an IO error and it is not consistant with any one size.

Sometimes I get the error at more then 200 MB and sometimes 1.1 GB of the file will transfer but in all attempts from the command line the transfer will error.

Using the command line FTP and using "PUT" I still get errors. If I use gFTP from KDE it works fine.

If I am useing the KDE desktop and I Drag and Drop the file from one folder to another it works fine as well.

It only fails when trying to use "cp" or "ftp" from the command line.

I am running Red Hat 9 on the machine I want to transfer files from and Red Hat 8 on the machine I want to store the files on.

Since the files start and some of them get copied there shouldn't be an issue with permissions.

I use the same script to transfer 53 log files every hour. They transfer fine and are not larger than 12MB each. So I doubt that I have a problem with the script.

I am thinking the errors are a result of such a large file, they are 1.2 GB. Still the storage location has over 200 GB available to this process.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 11:31 PM   #2
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you will want to look into maxfilesizes
 
Old 03-18-2004, 08:35 AM   #3
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Do I worry about this on both machines?

Is it more of an issue on the sending side or on the receiving side?

Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:00 AM   #4
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well, if you are sending the file and its at its original size, that wouldnt be an issue.
obviously the recieving side would be the problem, unless you are meaning that your network is going down, skipping out between transfers. hmm. maybe however you got the file on the computer that it resides on , just put it on the other computer like that/configuration


What kernel version are you running on both machines type 'uname -r' at the shell .

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Old 03-19-2004, 10:29 AM   #5
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I have decided to use FTP since it is much faster. We now use lftp and start the transfer from Cron using a script that was created using autoexpect.

This solution seems to fit our needs better than a plan copy as we can transfer 10 GB in about 20 Mins. This allows us to maintain large backups of whatever we want.

CRON emails us errors while the ftp log shows us the detail we need for bandwidth usage. It is just an added benefit.

Thank you for you time.

Mickey
 
  


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