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I have a CentOS 5 server that is file hosting by samba on a small network of 25 or so desktop server 2003 environment. Every night, a folder on one of the samba shares of this server is mysteriously disappearing. Every day we restore from a backup, but every night it disappears. The samba config is thus:

    read only = No
    guest ok = Yes

The permissions for the folder itself is wide open. I think there might be a scheduled task on one of the desktops that is deleting it, but I don't know how to be sure. Is there a way to determine what is happening to the folder every night?

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You can increase the verbosity of samba server or use an inotify script to monitor the folder and run a netstat -tnp to find the workstation connected at the server at that moment.

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