6447 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2010 1:26 AM by Martin van Diemen
I've tried this on several Windows computers but unfortunately with the same results. If I try this on a Mac via SMB the problem doesn't seems to appear.
I have been in contact with Apple this week and they confirmed that they could reproduce the problem. It is now a case for the Apple Engineering Team to find a solution.
I ran into the same thing. You need to disable Extended Attributes in Samba's config file. Edit /etc/smb.conf with your favorite text editor, and change this line:
ea support = yes
ea support = no
And the restart SMB. You might also need to change stream support to no as well. I just turned off both of them. The problem is that Windows doesn't know how to handle the extended attributes, so it gets most of the way through copying the file, and then dieswhen it tries to deal with those attributes.
We have just discovered this at our expense. We have a XSAN support contract and were having performance issues on our volumes one of their European engineers advised my colleague to apply extended attributes to the existings volumes but omitted to inform him of the SMB.CONF changes.
After about a day we started to get the 'path to file not found' when opening any Office 2007 files.
We have now been down for three days, 400 staff have not had access to their work. The metadata controllers were crashing, one volume could not be repaired so we have to recover 6TB onto another Promise RAID.
This is hugely embarassing.
October 13th, 2009 was the day that I contacted Apple about this problem. I still have not got a solution provided by Apple. I did reply them the solution that [Curious Gene|http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10532382#10532382] gave me.
They told me to wait and lookup for an update. When Apple released Xsan 2.2.1 I could not find anything in the release notes regarding this problem.
Today (almost three months later) Apple posted article TS3179: [Windows client unable to copy item from share point via SMB when native extended attributes are enabled|http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3179]