Problem: Samba will not start

Problem

Samba will not start. There are a lot of possible reasons. One could be the memory is broken.

Solution

Please check the samba log:

dmesg /var/log/samba/log.samba |grep 'Out of memory'

If you find entries like that:

Please check the memory, resp. increase virtual memory, if your server is running as virtual machine.

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