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GTCG 05-28-2013 02:09 PM

"Not enough space" message copying files from Windows 7 to Ext3 filesystem

I've been copying a lot of files to my fileserver recently from my Windows 7 environment and this process has gone quite smoothly until so far. I seem to have a problem to copy a few of them though.

This is the situation:

I'm trying to copy this directory to my server, but this results in an "not enough space" error. I am sure I do have enough space though:


-bash-3.2# df
Filesystem          1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mtdblock2          32768    15356    17412  47% /
none                    128004      136    127868  0% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock3          93184    12864    80320  14% /opt
/tmp/.cemnt/sda5    1915824128 662108548 1156040384  36% /tmp/.cemnt/mnt_sda5
/tmp/.cemnt/sdb5    1915824128 784830560 1033318372  43% /tmp/.cemnt/mnt_sdb5

It concerns the space on the sda5 and sdb5 ext3 filesystem.

Here is my smb.conf file:


# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
# many!) most of which are not shown in this example
# Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash)
# is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
# for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
# may wish to enable
# NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
# to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors.
#======================= Global Settings =====================================

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
  workgroup = samba

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = pogoplug samba2 server

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
hosts allow = 192. 127.

# Accept null passwords?
null passwords = yes

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
  printcap name = /etc/printcap
  load printers = no

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx
;  printing = bsd

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used. If an unknown user
# tries to access the server, he will get guest access privileges.
;  guest account = nobody
    map to guest = bad user

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
  log file = /opt/var/log/samba/log.%m

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
  max log size = 50
# log level
  log level = 1
# oplock support. To be deactivated at this moment.
oplocks = no
kernel oplocks = no
level 2 oplocks = no

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
  security = user
# Use password server option only with security = server
;  password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
;  password level = 8
;  username level = 8

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /opt/etc/samba/smbpasswd

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux sytsem password also.
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
#        the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password
#        to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
;  unix password sync = Yes
;  passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
;  passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
;  username map = /opt/etc/samba/smbusers

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
;  include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
;  interfaces =
;  interfaces = br0

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
#  request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
#        a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
;  remote browse sync =
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
;  remote announce =

# Browser Control Options:
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
;  local master = no

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
;  os level = 33

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
;  domain master = yes

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
;  preferred master = yes

# Use only if you have an NT server on your network that has been
# configured at install time to be a primary domain controller.
;  domain controller = <NT-Domain-Controller-SMBName>

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for
# Windows95 workstations.
;  domain logons = yes

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
;  logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
;  logon script = %U.bat

# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
#        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
#        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
;  logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U

# All NetBIOS names must be resolved to IP Addresses
# 'Name Resolve Order' allows the named resolution mechanism to be specified
# the default order is "host lmhosts wins bcast". "host" means use the unix
# system gethostbyname() function call that will use either /etc/hosts OR
# DNS or NIS depending on the settings of /etc/host.config, /etc/nsswitch.conf
# and the /etc/resolv.conf file. "host" therefore is system configuration
# dependant. This parameter is most often of use to prevent DNS lookups
# in order to resolve NetBIOS names to IP Addresses. Use with care!
# The example below excludes use of name resolution for machines that are NOT
# on the local network segment
# - OR - are not deliberately to be known via lmhosts or via WINS.
; name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
;  wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
#        Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
;  wins server = w.x.y.z

# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one        WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
;  wins proxy = yes

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
dns proxy = no

# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis
  preserve case = no
;  short preserve case = no
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files
;  default case = lower
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!
;  case sensitive = no

# This parameter specifies the DOS code page that the clients accessing
# Samba are using. To determine what code page a Windows or DOS client
# is using, open a DOS command prompt and type the command chcp.
; client code page = 852

# This allows smbd to map incoming filenames from a DOS Code page
# (see the client code page parameter) to several built in UNIX character sets.
; character set = ISO8859-2

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
  comment = Home Directories
  browseable = no
  writable = yes

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
; [netlogon]
;  comment = Network Logon Service
;  path = /opt/home/netlogon
;  guest ok = yes
;  writable = no
;  share modes = no

# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default is to use the user's home directory
;    path = /opt/home/profiles
;    browseable = no
;    guest ok = yes

# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
  comment = All Printers
  path = /opt/var/spool/samba
  browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
  guest ok = no
  writable = no
  printable = yes

# This one is useful for people to share files
  comment = Temporary file space
  path = /tmp
  read only = no
  public = yes

  comment = HTTP server files
  path = /opt/share/www
  read only = no
  public = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
# the "staff" group
;  comment = Public Stuff
;  path = /home/samba
;  public = yes
;  read only = yes
;  write list = @staff

# Fileserver Helios configuration
comment = HD1 Network share
path = /tmp/.cemnt/mnt_sdb5/
available = yes
public = no
writable = no
printable = no
create mask = 0755
write list = @samba
force create mode = 0755
browseable = yes
directory mask = 0775
force directory mode = 0775
oplocks = no
kernel oplocks = no
guest ok = yes
read list = nobody

# Fileserver Daedalus configuration, currently not active.
;comment = HD2 Network share
;path = /tmp/.cemnt/mnt_sdb1/
;available = yes
;public = yes
;writable = yes
;printable = no
;guest ok = yes
;guest only = yes
;create mask = 0777
;browseable = yes

# Other examples.
# A private printer, usable only by fred. Spool data will be placed in fred's
# home directory. Note that fred must have write access to the spool directory,
# wherever it is.
;  comment = Fred's Printer
;  valid users = fred
;  path = /homes/fred
;  printer = freds_printer
;  public = no
;  writable = no
;  printable = yes

# A private directory, usable only by fred. Note that fred requires write
# access to the directory.
;  comment = Fred's Service
;  path = /usr/somewhere/private
;  valid users = fred
;  public = no
;  writable = yes
;  printable = no

# a service which has a different directory for each machine that connects
# this allows you to tailor configurations to incoming machines. You could
# also use the %u option to tailor it by user name.
# The %m gets replaced with the machine name that is connecting.
;  comment = PC Directories
;  path = /usr/pc/%m
;  public = no
;  writable = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, read/write to all users. Note that all files
# created in the directory by users will be owned by the default user, so
# any user with access can delete any other user's files. Obviously this
# directory must be writable by the default user. Another user could of course
# be specified, in which case all files would be owned by that user instead.
;  path = /usr/somewhere/else/public
;  public = yes
;  only guest = yes
;  writable = yes
;  printable = no

# The following two entries demonstrate how to share a directory so that two
# users can place files there that will be owned by the specific users. In this
# setup, the directory should be writable by both users and should have the
# sticky bit set on it to prevent abuse. Obviously this could be extended to
# as many users as required.
;  comment = Mary's and Fred's stuff
;  path = /usr/somewhere/shared
;  valid users = mary fred
;  public = no
;  writable = yes
;  printable = no
;  create mask = 0765

As I was able to copy other, larger files, I think it has to be a file-permission error. In my windows environment, I gave myself all permissions on these files, but no avail. I keep getting the same error.

Anyone who has any ideas how this can be fixed?

jefro 05-28-2013 03:52 PM

What is dir /s on that directory?

TobiSGD 05-28-2013 06:56 PM

You will also get the "Not enough space" message if the filesystem runs out of inodes. You can check that with

df -i

GTCG 05-29-2013 02:25 PM

Jefro, The result of the dir/s:


K:\==Series==\US Presidential debates 2012>dir /s
 Volume in drive K is Helios
 Volume Serial Number is 2E0D-0AEA

 Directory of K:\==Series==\US Presidential debates 2012

28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          .
26/04/2013  21:08    <DIR>          ..
28/05/2013  21:14    <DIR>          2012.US.Presidential.Debate.1
28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          2012.US.Presidential.Debate.2
28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          2012.US.Presidential.Debate.3
28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          2012.US.Vice-Presidential.Debate.1
              0 File(s)              0 bytes

 Directory of K:\==Series==\US Presidential debates 2012\2012.US.Presidential.De

28/05/2013  21:14    <DIR>          .
28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          ..
21/10/2012  22:03    3.346.952.820 2012.US.Presidential.Debate.1.mkv
              1 File(s)  3.346.952.820 bytes

 Directory of K:\==Series==\US Presidential debates 2012\2012.US.Presidential.De

28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          .
28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          ..
17/10/2012  01:31    4.061.662.765 2012.US.Presidential.Debate.2.mkv
              1 File(s)  4.061.662.765 bytes

 Directory of K:\==Series==\US Presidential debates 2012\2012.US.Presidential.De

28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          .
28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          ..
23/10/2012  03:27    3.865.603.861 2012.US.Presidential.Debate.3.mkv
              1 File(s)  3.865.603.861 bytes

 Directory of K:\==Series==\US Presidential debates 2012\2012.US.Vice-Presidenti

28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          .
28/05/2013  21:15    <DIR>          ..
12/10/2012  02:14    2.612.062.922 2012.US.Vice-Presidential.Debate.1.mkv
              1 File(s)  2.612.062.922 bytes

    Total Files Listed:
              4 File(s) 13.886.282.368 bytes
              14 Dir(s)  160.784.449.536 bytes free

TobySGD, the result of the df i command:


bash-3.2# df i /dev/sdd1
Filesystem          1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
df: i: can't find mount point
/tmp/.cemnt/sdd1    488384000 331363316 157020684  68% /tmp/.cemnt/mnt_sdd1

It would be odd that the filesystem would be out of inodes. That would mean I would not be able to copy anything at all, I think.

I however seem to have omitted the problem. The drive from which I was copying from yesterday is an external HD, which hangs on my windows PC. I disconnected the drive and reconnected it on my pogo, which has Linux on it. I mounted the drive and changed the permissions on the folder via chmod. After that i copied the files from the drive to my SMB server, which went perfectly. Remains strange though...

TobiSGD 05-29-2013 02:26 PM

You have not invoked the df command correctly, so it is not showing you the percentage of inodes used.
Anyways, nice that it works now.

GTCG 05-29-2013 03:11 PM

been to quick about it, so I indeed did it wrong. However, when I try df -i, I get:

df: invalid option -- i
BusyBox v1.7.0 (2008-02-26 19:25:17 IST) multi-call binary

Usage: df [-hmk] [FILESYSTEM ...]

Print the filesystem space used and space available

Options control size display:
-h Human readable (e.g. 1K 243M 2G)
-m 1024*1024 blocks
-k 1024 blocks

In Busybox, df -i does not seem to be known. Is there another way I can get info about the inodes?

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