Mavericks SMB problem

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by tunerX, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2009
    For me SMB2 can be used to mount shared drives and start copy operations but will fail about 99 percent of the way through saying the file is in use.

    I have read problems that SMB2 fails to mount some network shares. My shares mount but copy/move/rename/delete operations fail.

    Switching to SMB1 allows me to complete all functions.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2012
    Think it's a known issue, not sure what you mean by switch to smb1 (server side?) but to switch to smb1 on client side just use 'cifs://' instead of 'smb://' .
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2009
    switching to SMB1 would mean client side as protocol version request is initiated by the client.

    On the server side I would copy/move/rename/delete through the local filesystem.

    I had to keep digging in the forum to find the known workaround with using cifs: instead of smb: I normally just use the finder sidebar since all of my shares show up there and you do not get to specify a version.
  4. macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2007
    By default it'll be SMB2, I think, with Mavericks.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
    My time machine backs up to a shared drive connected to another mac.

    Since mavericks! I am having all kinds of connection problems.

    If I substitute cifs instead of smb I get an error saying "the server may not exist or is unavailable at this time..." If I connect using smb, it's fine until the machine sleeps, then it doesn't auto-reconnect after wake and the time machine backup fails again.

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