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Samba-served network drive fails after a few MB

By Fearless
Dec 15, 2004
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  1. Hi,

    I set up Debian Linux (which rocks, verily) awhile back and made it a Samba server on my home 100Mbit ethernet network. I've mapped a directory on the Linux box as a networked drive for my XP Pro (SP2) machine and can read and write files without problems -- usually.

    My motivation for doing this was to use the big HD on the Linux box as a backup medium for my XP machine. Unfortunately, the backup fails after writing about 5GB.

    I've run the backup several times, and it's failed at different points all between 5 and 6 GB. The same backup runs to completion (about 20GB in all) if I use my USB HD as the backup medium.

    Any hints about what might be going on?

    Many thanks,

    Cliff
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Can you manually copy big files to that network drive?

    Is your backup program supposed to support network drives?

    Can you see any error messages in the Samba logs?
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