[Samba] Samba + Quickbooks
jra at samba.org
Fri May 10 17:55:02 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.
Also can you tell me what version of Samba you are using please ?
There were several fixes that went into 2.2.4 that may help your
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