Started a 1GB transfer of 250,000+ files over 1000 mips ethernet from a Windows 7 Pro server to newly installed Mint 14 250GB mdadm RAID1 device. Everything was going fine, albeit very slowly, for about 300MB, at which time a Windows 7 home file transfer to the Windows 7 Pro transfer began for about 600 files totaling about 250MB. When the Windows to Windows transfer began, the Mint transfer blew off with a cannot copy error on every file it tried.
After the Windows to Windows transfer terminated normally, Mint still would not resume, nor could Mint access the Windows 7 Pro drive. Starting a new instance did not fix the problem. Additionally, two other Windows 7 Home computers got blown off the Windows 7 Pro drive and had to re-establish a connection, which they did without rebooting.
Mint could only re-establish a connection after rebooting, at which point it could reconnect and again start transferring files.
We rejected ubuntu 12.04 LTS because during the process of installation we inadvertently crashed it three times, once with FireFox, once with a umask, and once unknown. Mint appeared more stable until now, but if file access/transfers are going to be a problem, we may have to stay with Windows as a server.
Is this a known problem with Mint? With Linux?
Last edited by jackmason
on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.