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Old 10-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Weird File Problem

I have 2 Mounts /mnt/Movies and /media/Movies, mnt goes to a network drive that is mounted via cifs and media is also a network drive mounted via NFS.

I normally keep drives in sync using rsync and have done so with these drives. But for some reason there's a bunch of files that on /media/Movies that just wont copy over to /mnt/Movies.

I've tried touching the files and then running rsync with the whole file option it picks up the files need to be sync'd but they don't appear.
I've tried using cp on the missing files but the files just never appear but it does take about the right time for the prompt to come back indicating it would be copying the data.

So my next idea was to use mc. I compared the 2 directories and it selects 83 files that are not in both folders, so then I tell it to copy them, and it comes back saying 'target already exists', if I overwrite or update they still dont appear.

I've unmounted the shares, reboot the server and both network drives and run the network drives disk check but nothings helping. I'm trying to avoid deleting the folder and just rsync'in everything again.

Any thoughts very much appreciated.
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What filesystems are your servers running on, especially the shared partitions? And what sizes have the files that won't copy?
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Their both on NAS drives, but I believe the underlying file systems are ext3.
I can access the one NAS via ssh but the other doesn't have any other access other than web interface.

I've opened the share that's missing the files from another machine and can see all the missing files so it looks like it's just this server mounting it that's stopping me seeing them.

here's my line from fstab that's mounting the share missing files:-
//mss-031cbe/backup /media/backup cifs credentials=/etc/samba/mss-031cbe.smbpasswd,users,uid=root,gid=users,dir_mode=0775,file_mode=0664,noperm,nounix,noserverinfo 0 0

(gotta be honest didn't occur to check from another machine before posting so will be researching google too)


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