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Advise with Samba timeout?

Advise with Samba timeout?

Advise with Samba timeout?

I've been a samba user for a couple of decades with excellent results.  However, recently I started experiencing an issue when trying to write a tar backup to a NAS device mounted as CIFS.  
Research has shown that I am not alone yet a search on this forum has not turned up anything.  Here are the symptoms:

tar is running on ubuntu server and as it writes the tarball to a CIFS mount it will regularly stall with a CIFS VFS ret -11 error.  This utilized 100% of the CPU until I issue a ps -e command from the text console.  At that time the disk LED resumes flashing and the tar completes.  

This seems to happen almost every night.

So, does anyone have any ideas/suggestions to remedy this issue?  

All comments/recommendations appreciated.  Thanks

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