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[Bug 1075923] Re: nautilus hangs copying large directories from a samba share


Same problem in 15.10... will this ever be fixed?

When copying large files either to a Pen Drive or Network share
location, Files hangs and often needs to be killed.

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  nautilus hangs copying large directories from a samba share

Status in gvfs:
  Fix Released
Status in gvfs package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in gvfs source package in Precise:
Status in gvfs source package in Raring:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  copies from/to samba share often end up hanging

  Test case:
  - visit a smb location in nautilus
  - copies data from/to it (some non trivial directories makes the issues easier to trigger)
  - the copy should complete without hanging

  Regression potentiel:
  Check that nautilus is still working correctly and than you don't have issues copying data from/to remote locations


  Copying files to and from samba shares (this includes Windows shares) is unreliable in Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 when using nautilus' integrated samba client (gvfs-smb): The copy randomly hangs after a few files or a few GB.

  Until gvfs-smb is fixed, use the kernel samba client (cifs) that works reliably, is faster, but needs some terminal commands to get going:
  # sudo -s
  # mkdir /mnt/cifs
  # mount -t cifs -o user=YOUR_SAMBA_USER -o uid=YOUR_LINUX_USER "//SAMBA_SERVER/SAMBA_SHARE" /mnt/cifs
  It will ask for you password, you can then access the shared files at /mnt/cifs.

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