troubleshooting Question

Problem transferring files within a network

Avatar of jlawrence1
jlawrence1 asked on
NetworkingWindows NetworkingLinux Distributions
2 Comments1 Solution229 ViewsLast Modified:
Question:
I have been trying to transfer a file form one directory to another. The source directory is on a Windows computer and the destination is to a portable USB hard drive attached to a Debian Linux box.
The command prompt at the Windows end is:
 C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Reference\Downloads>xcopy *.divx u:
While the transfer process is going on I ran the DIR prompt at the destination end and the result finally showed the file had completed it transfer... showing the appropriate size:
08/07/2008  02:55 PM    <DIR>          .
08/07/2008  01:44 PM    <DIR>          ..
08/07/2008  02:58 PM       893,059,072 movie.divx
               1 File(s)    1,893,059,072 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  73,117,859,840 bytes free
Then at the Windows command prompt the following error showed:
File creation error - The specified network name is no longer available.

This process was tried in a number of different ways and at the moment the file had completed the transfer process the error occurred and the file at the destination location was deleted. I have done this process with various files and using various methods. With small files under 500K there is no issues but over that the results are consistent.

I am not sure where to look and what issues may be causing this problem. Is it the portable hard drive, mixing Windows and Linux.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros