Accessing CIFS Share on NetApp Filer gives Error -36
Posted on 07 September 2009
There seem to be an issue with Snow Leopard accessing a CIFS Share on a Filer. Especially copying of Files ends up with the following Error:
The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “<filename>” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36)
The files on destination do exists afterwards. They also seem to be correct. Just the Error message shows up in general.
I also realized that this happens only on certain users. So I will investigate more about the differences.
It seems only member of the Domain Admins mounts the samba share with the acl’s. And that leads to this issue. I found a concerning discusion on Apple’s developer forum.
As a workaround, you could try these option on a samba server:
global unix extensions = no
And on a NetApp Filer, I tried and succeed turning this option off:
options cifs.preserve_unix_security off