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Delayed Write Failed

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What does Delayed Write Failed means in terms of samba. I have this problem with windows XP SP2 . For more than 4 years I did not have a problem with Win2000 using the same smb.conf . This article explains how to fix this problem http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=321733#top but my enablesecuritysignature value is already 0 apparently because I have SP2 installed. Any other ideas?

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Could be something as simple as transferring data too quickly for the recipient to handle: what are you using samba for?

I had that message appear when moving an old flat-file database between servers  (billions of files a few bytes each).  I was cutting locally on the old DB server, and pasting over the network and it gave "delayed write failed".

I worked round it by reversing roles, cut over the network and paste locally - that way the server would only pull as fast as it could handle.

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Hi CGretski,

I need it for accounting software ( MYOB ) .  There is only obe fali you need to open on network  and the whole software is installed localy. As I said this is working perfectly with win2000 but not with winXP. any ideas?

thanks
was it the same status code in the event logs (c0000022 (which translates to STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED) - from M$ link)?

it might be worth looking at samba's log files to monitor the connection, see if it gives any reason for dropping the connection.
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The problem is that it is hard to reproduce thes error. I will look in samba logs and windows events logs on monday and let you know...
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HI CGretski,

I have linked this problem to this KB article it is exactly what is my event log on windowsXP desktop:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=890352
how ever this si more about MS server 2003

futher more here is error from samba:
  oplock_break: client failure in oplock break in file XXXXXXXXXX
 17:52:16, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_socket_data(384)
read_socket_data: recv failure for 4. Error = Connection timed out
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