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Xserve Directory jumping back to the root level

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BensonMacUser Calculating status...
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Oct 9, 2013 8:54 AM

I am running an Xserve with SL Server. Attached to it via fiber channel is an Xraid. I have multiple partitions and a volume on a partition that is giving me troubles with the subject above.


I have 16 users that mount this volume for their main production work. On this volume is a folder. When they double click this folder that window opens, and after 2 - 10 seconds pass, the directory jumps back to the root level of the volume. They can't work.


This happens if they are in list view or icon view. I set the spring-loaded folders to off. Nothing makes a difference. I will say that after a server restart, the problem goes away but only temporarily (e.g. overnight the problem comes back).

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8), Xserve Intel Xeon and Xraid w/ 7TB
  • iToaster Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)

    have you trie scanning the drives for errors

  • msamadmin Calculating status...

    Hi BensonMacUser,

    i have exactly the same problem with my

    Xserve3,1, Quad-Core Intel Xeon

    Mac OS X (10.6.8), Xserve Intel Xeon, SAS-RAID 12 TB

    and Mac OS X (10.6.8) Clients


    Tried several things to fix that, without a solution.

    Did you fix that problem now ?

  • msamadmin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi BensonMacUser,

    thank you, that was a really good hint and solve the problem,

    I figured out you have only to delete the file.

    After deleting this file the problem was fixed. (I deleted this file in previous mac os´s if

    if have had problems, but i thought this is a osx-server problem not a client one.

    So fare i know there is no setting in os changed after deleting this file.

    I think from time to time this file becomes corrupted.

    I think it will be a good idea to write a shout-down script that delete every shout down the file, if the problem comes back.

    There is  Application named InfoPlistChecker that is a programmer's tool to look for errors and omissions in the ".plist" file that lives inside every Mac application program.






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