From: Dustin Krysak on
Hi there,

I have a samba install on centos 5 with the latest version of samba (samba-3.0.33-3.28). There were two files that just disappeared. The users description is as below:

I had worked on them – both were excel files that linked to each other. I saved it as a different name than the original I worked from (which I found to be very “buggy”) – the originals are still in their respective folders and can be opened. The next morning we opened the documents on Denby’s computer and first it wouldn’t let her save it – not even “save a copy”, I got messages the day before it disappeared saying it was locked for editing – but I was the only one who had used it and it was closed. I had to close excel and re-open then it worked.
After Denby tried to edit the docs from her computer I came back to my computer to complete the work and it was no longer in the folder and when I tried to open it from excel I get the message (as per attached). I tried to do a simple search for it and it told me the shortcut has been changed or moved so it no longer works properly.

In my conf, the files resided on the "laverde" share.

# cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
workgroup = CONAME
netbios name = coname
server string = (%L)
wins support = Yes
name resolve order = wins bcast hosts
passdb backend = tdbsam
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -m %u
delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel -r %u
add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
add user to group script = /usr/sbin/groupmod -A %u %g
delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/groupmod -R %u %g
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false -d /var/lib/nobody %u
# Note: The following specifies the default logon script.
# Per user logon scripts can be specified in the user account using pdbedit
logon script = %U.bat
# This sets the default profile path. Set per user paths with pdbedit
logon path =
logon drive = H:
logon home = \\%L\%U
domain logons = Yes
os level = 35
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
idmap uid = 15000-20000
idmap gid = 15000-20000

#mac hacks
follow symlinks = yes
unix extensions = no
#veto files = /.DS_Store/._.*/DesktopFolderDB/Network Trash Folder/resource.frk/TheFindByContentFolder/TheVolumeSettingsFolder/
delete veto files = true
hide dot files = yes

comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
browseable = No

comment = Network Logon Service
path = /shares/netlogon
admin users = root
guest ok = Yes
browseable = No

comment = Share for the users in the main group
path = /shares/main
users = @main
force group = main
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0771
writeable = yes

comment = Share for the users in the leverde group
path = /shares/laverde
users = @leverde
force group = leverde
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0771
writeable = yes

Any ideas?

These files never made it into our backups as this happened prior to the actual backup.

Thank you.


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