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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server OS X Server
Tiger only hint`In a Mac OS 10.4 managed client / networked home environment, burn folders, once created, cannot be removed by the user. The only way to remove them is to log into the server as root. Do a find (Command-F) for "fpbf," which is the file extension for burn folders. You can then select all and drag them to the trash from the find window.

[robg adds: I can't confirm this one, nor do I know anyone using such a setup. If you can confirm and/or deny, please post a comment and I'll modify the hint as necessary.]
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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server
Authored by: tomholio on Sep 30, '05 12:28:19PM
I can definitely confirm this - it's driving my users nuts. Setting up a cronjob on the server is no solution, either, since some of the burnfolders are needed regularily... (Go figure, that's what they're intended to do... ;-) But the hint doesn't really offer a solution, just an accurate description of the problem... My pulse literally went up, when I read the title of this 'hint' in my newsreader... 10.4.3 anyone?

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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server
Authored by: popak on Sep 30, '05 05:03:29PM

I can cofirm this problem as well. There is no way from client side to get rid of them.



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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server
Authored by: Shawn Parr on Sep 30, '05 06:47:10PM

Sorry not to help, but I can also confirm this occurs.



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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server
Authored by: matuzalem on Oct 01, '05 05:33:31AM

I can confirm this happens when the Server is 10.3.x
I believe this is not an issue on Tiger Server. This weekend I'm upgrading my Business Server to Tiger. Hopefully this will be resolved.

In the Meantime I loggin as Root via ARD and in terminal type:
rm -rf /Volumes/Home_Folders/Users/*/*.fpbf
in two seconds they are all gone.



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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server
Authored by: milky on Oct 03, '05 06:29:46AM

You could do it even faster with...:

su -c rm -rf /Volumes/Home_Folders/Users/*/*.fpbf

but maybe I'm nitpicking...



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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server
Authored by: gerritdewitt on Oct 01, '05 12:05:56PM
Here's another solution that your users can do client-side if you want to allow them to be able to keep some of their burn folders. (Good cron suggestion for deleting the *.fpbf folders, though!)

1. While logged in as a network user, select the troublesome burn folder and choose Get Info (or show the Inspector window). Check then un-check the Locked check box and close the Info or Inspector window.

2. Now the burn folder can be deleted by dragging it to the Trash.

I think this problem is the result of another one based on how AFP dynamic automounts, such as those that mount home directory share points, are handled by the Mac OS X 10.4.2 client Finder. The "read-only filesystem" attribute remains set for used *.fpbf (burn folders) on network homes, and that results in the -61 error when a user attempts to delete the burn folder from his or her home (or Desktop within his/her home).

I also have another bug documented, which I think is related: when copying files from another AFP share point to a user's network home when logged in as that user on a client, occasionally the client 10.4.2 Finder returns an incorrect "insufficient privileges" error. Please see my Apple post for more details: Gerrit DeWitt, AFP Insufficient Privileges Error - 10.4.2 Finder Bug.

I encourage you all to submit bug reports on the Mac OS X Server Feedback page to let Apple know that these problems need fixing. If you've already submitted a report, thank you!

Sincerely,

Gerrit DeWitt
Apple Certified System Administrator
AuburnMac, Apple Consultants Network

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Confirmed
Authored by: gerritdewitt on Oct 01, '05 12:09:00PM

I can confirm that this problem is 100% reproducible on any Mac OS X Server 10.4.2/client 10.4.2 setup with network home directories. Again, I've filed a bug report with Apple!

--Gerrit
Apple Certified System Administrator
AuburnMac, Apple Consultants Network



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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server
Authored by: linesyouamend on Feb 15, '06 01:52:08PM

Absolutely reproducible. Apple has posted a somewhat inaccurate KnowledgeBase article (# 302486):

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302486

10.4.5 on the client side does not fix the problem.

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Matthew Foust



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10.4: Delete burn folders on OS X Server
Authored by: linesyouamend on Feb 15, '06 02:14:58PM

If you select an unremovable Burn Folder and Get Info (Command-I), repeatedly click the "Locked" checkbox on and off. Make sure the last time you click it, it's off. Magically, the Burn Folder can be removed. Bizarre.

If it doesn't work right away, keep trying. It will work.

My guess is that an attribute of the contents of the burn folder are twiddled incorrectly. BareBones SuperGetInfo or the SetFile binary in the /Developer/Tools (if you have the Dev tools installed) may fix it as well. I will do some testing and post my results

Someone above mentioned that removing Burn Folders is not an option, you may be able to write a cronjob that will fix the file attributes for the contents in *.fpbf on a regular basis.

Matthew Foust
matthew.foust@mac.com

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Matthew Foust



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