copies from/to samba share often end up hanging
- visit a smb location in nautilus
- copies data from/to it (some non trivial directories makes the issues easier to trigger)
- the copy should complete without hanging
Check that nautilus is still working correctly and than you don't have issues copying data from/to remote locations
Copying files to and from samba shares (this includes Windows shares) is unreliable in Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 when using nautilus' integrated samba client (gvfs-smb): The copy randomly hangs after a few files or a few GB.
Until gvfs-smb is fixed, use the kernel samba client (cifs) that works reliably, is faster, but needs some terminal commands to get going:
# sudo -s
# mkdir /mnt/cifs
# mount -t cifs -o user=YOUR_SAMBA_USER -o uid=YOUR_LINUX_USER "//SAMBA_SERVER/SAMBA_SHARE" /mnt/cifs
It will ask for you password, you can then access the shared files at /mnt/cifs.