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robbiecookie101 Absent Member.
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Connection 0 holding files open

Hi guys,

We're having a strange issue with one of our servers. Since the beginning of last week a number of our files keep coming up as 'file in use by another' when they are accessed by our users. When we try to investigate who has the file open rconsole shows that it is being used by a connection 0. What is connection 0? strangely we can fix the issue by copying out the file and then overwriting the problem file with the copy that we just took (surely shouldn't be able to do this with a file in use message?). This then clears the connection 0 from rconsole and all users can work on the files again.

Any help trying to track down what is causing this would be great.

The servers are running netware 6.5 sp8

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ataubman Absent Member.
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Re: Connection 0 holding files open

Connection 0 is the server itself, or an app running on the server via the OS. Do you have a server-based anti-virus app running, or an open file backup utility running?

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Re: Connection 0 holding files open

Some NLM on the server has the file open. As mentioned, this could be an AV scanner, and its very likely given the ability to overwrite the file. What AV solution are you using?

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