Samba + external drives
I have a strange problem. I use an external IDE/Firewire enclosure on
my notebook. This works 100%, is solid as a rock and performs very very
well. It works with USB2 too, reliably, just slower.
I have a Mac Mini at home, so I have some samba shares on the external
drive. The Mac can acess them fine (OS X 10.4), but when I copy large a
file from the Mac to one of the shares on the external drive, it
copies a bit and then fails saying something to the effect that the
share is not accessible. Looking back at the notebook, syslog gives me
the kind of errors you get when unplugging a disc without unmounting it.
So my first thought was that either the disc or the enclosure was
So I ran an fsck on the disc, which came out fine. Copying huge files
to it directly from the notebook works fine as well. So it seems to be
Then I remembered I had a similar problem at a client copying from
Windows to a samba server on an external (USB2) drive. Different
machines, different drives, different distro (SUSE 9.2 or 10.0 at the
time). I have since tried various distros on my notebook (extra
partition), and I always get the same result, so it seems to be a
persisten samba issue.
Has anyone else seen this?