10.7.3 Server SMB dropping connection

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by rchaiguy, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. rchaiguy macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Hey all! I have three mac minis as servers running 10.7.3 almost flawlessly. Everything works great but every once in a while (a couple times a week) our HP PCs drop their SMB connection to the Lion File Server. This is a production environment so the HPs are on 24/7. I have looked through the log files and can't see what is going on.

    The HPs are running 2003 Server and I mapped the network drive just fine. For the most part we can access all the data great without any issues. But like I said, every once in a while the HPs act like they can't see the fileserver, and get really slow. The only way for this to be solved is restarting file-sharing. I would prefer not to do this every time our PCs disconnect. I have tried command line restarting smb and that didn't do it either.

    Any hints as to why there is some stability issues? Should I be looking into install SMB3 on top of the Lion Server to stop this?

    Thanks in advanced!
  2. matspekkie macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2010
    2003 is running the old SMB service with is not 100% compatible with Lion.
  3. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

    Mar 5, 2009
    If you don't mind are you running AFP services as well or hosting SMB exclusively?
  4. rchaiguy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    I think I found a workaround

    I was afraid that the 2003 SMB wasn't fully compatible....

    I am no longer having the HPs mount the Lion shares, but the other way around. It still disconnects randomly but it doesn't impact the speed. So far it is working okay, I would love to write a script that looks for the windows volume and mounts it if it isn't every hour or so. Any tips guys?
  5. hibernian56 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2008
    Try this;

    It has been working fine for me so far, SMB has simply been an embarrassment since Lion, it was unstable enough in 10.6.

    Apple don't seem to give a damn about Mac customers anymore, they have know about this since release day, and certainly have had plenty of negative SMB feedback from developers during Beta testin gof Lion.

    If I hear another "We sold 199 Billion Million iDevices" quote again I'll scream.

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