Error Copying Files with Interlnk on Stacker Volume (94383)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q94383


This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.

Using Interlnk's INTERSVR command on a volume that has been compressed using Stacker version 2.0 may fail if INTERSVR incorrectly calculates the amount of free disk space. If this is the case and you attempt to copy a file to the compressed volume, you will receive the following error message:

Error writing drive <drive>:


When you run INTERSVR on a compressed Stacker volume, Interlnk may incorrectly calculate the amount of free disk space on the server machine. Although the DIR command (when issued locally) may report little or no free disk space, the DIR command issued through Interlnk may report several megabytes of free disk space.

This may potentially cause data corruption, but a reproducible case hasn't been found.

This problem occurs with Stacker; this problem does not occur with Microsoft DoubleSpace.

Stacker is manufactured by STAC Electronics, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB94383