[Samba] Samba + Quickbooks

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri May 10 17:53:01 GMT 2002

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 07:39:02PM -0500, Karl Schmidt wrote:
> This is set up with Win2K boxes sharing a QB file on a SAMBA share. It may 
> be quite different than with 95-98x-ME(Miserable Edition).
>   There are two or more problems - one thing I identified is that it is 
> possible for two computers to connect to the QB(QuickBooks) share using the 
> same quick books logon - something that will cause data corruption. 
> (Something that could have been easily addressed in the QB software too  -- 
> can't wait till GNUcash does invoices).
> The smb.conf that follows seems to have fixed this problem
> The other problem only starts after the file size reaches the magic 
> 16777216 byte file size - after that size sharing a QB file on SAMBA seems 
> to cause corruption on it's own.
> After a talking with several folks at Intuit - - (and being told twice that 
> running off a Linux server was not problem) I found a brighter tech who 
> told me that  they don't support linux as a server and they have notes 
> showing that they know about the file corruption problems that they can't 
> show us. They don't think there is a work-around, but then I think they are 
> probably wrong.
> I have added
> oplocks = no
> strict locking = yes
> To the share definition. And will know if it works in a while.
> If this gets to Andrew Trigell's attention, let him know that I will supply 
> him with QB software to test this out if he needs it - all he has to do is ask.

Andrew is still in Germany. Can you provide me with the software
and instructions to reproduce the problem so I can ensure it is
fixed in the SAMBA_2_2 and HEAD code streams please !



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