Autocad vs. Samba
Eloy A. Paris
eparis at ven.ra.rockwell.com
Thu Oct 30 02:20:27 GMT 1997
I don't know all the details but I think I remember this is a
problem with AutoCAD, not Samba. Others can tell you more but
please search the archives for more info.
Tim.Brennan at coat.com wrote:
: I've got a really weird situation happening....
: We recently upgraded our AutoCAD users to Release 14 (cause they HAD
: to have it.... It is SOOO much better than what they had (R13 running
: on Sun stations)).
: They are running R14 on individual 233 Pentium pc's. The application
: is plenty fast. They all share a common network drive for their work
: files. This is provided by Samba, running on a Sun sparc5, solaris 2.5.
: Occasionally, they are getting errors when they try to open a file. It's
: prompting them to open the file read only, as if they didn't have permissions
: for the file, or someone else had it locked already. Permissions are
: correct (it even happens when the owner of the file tries to open it).
: They could go from opening a file, editing it, closing it, open a new
: file, close it, and go back to opening file 1, and getting the permission
: message. Sometimes they can try several times, and eventually Autocad
: will allow them to open the file. Sometimes not.
: Autodesk told my users that this is a known problem between AutoCAD and
: Samba, and to try another NFS product, or switch to local files.
: I could add enough disk to one of the pc's, and let them share them
: amongst themselves, but I like being able to back the files up to tape
: at a regular interval, as well as providing the files from a pair of
: highly available servers (sparc 1000's) gives me a little more data
: integrity. Also, Samba works perfectly well with lots of other applications.
: Any one else run in to similar problems (and find a resolution)?
: Timothy Brennan
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Eloy A. Paris
Information Technology Department
Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
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