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Old 08-28-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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NFS/Samba file transfer hangs the server

I've got a home network running with several windows clients and linux clients and CentOS 5 server running dhcp dns nfs and samba.
I've got a separate partition for nfs and samba mostly used for backups.
Lately almost every time i try to transfer a file larger then 300mb the server stops responding
at all, and I can't connect to it even with ssh so I have to reset it.
Does any one have an idea why this could happen?
Old 08-29-2007, 08:09 AM   #2
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does it stop if you copy via nfs or cifs or smbfs ?
what happens if you use scp just for a test does it also stop?
Old 09-04-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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Might try running "top" to see what is happening up to/at the point of lockup on the server i.e. is CPU maxxed out/no RAM available etc.

Almost sounds like an NFS lock or something... Can you try stopping the NFS services and performing a set of smb-only copies?


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