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backup to windows share - cifs issues

Offline purvis

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Re: backup to windows share - cifs issues
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016, 10:37:47 PM »
For what it is worth.
I have had a lot of issues coping files to USB 2/removable shared device using Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
The drives would usually be partitioned with NTFS and go into a sleep mode.
Even when I check the drives with smartctl and use the long test the drives go to sleep.
I had create a batch file that would write to the files some junk once a minute to ensure the drives did not go to sleep.
My rule now is never to have a share on a removable drive where writes are being made and basically do not use them as a shared device, period.
Now, only internal non removable drives are used where a shared folder is used for my systems.

Offline LedaBunny

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Re: backup to windows share - cifs issues
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2016, 03:55:12 PM »
Thanks everyone for the assistance! That windows registry edit did the trick. Seems to be working fine now.