[Samba] Saving file and file locking problems

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Thu May 23 07:17:02 GMT 2002

Shortly after we deployed Samba we had a problem with an AutoCAD user who
had trouble saving files, and with files ending up locked for no apparent
reason.  We found he'd been accidentally placed on a network hub that was
badly overloaded, and the packet loss was apparently causing the locking
problems.  After correcting that everything worked smoothly.  (And some
mysterious problems we'd been having with our Access database before the
Samba deployment went away, too.)

I guess this is a long way of telling you to make sure your boss's
connection to the network is good. :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jean-Rene Cormier [mailto:jrclist at cipanb.ca]
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 10:06 AM
To: Samba List
Subject: [Samba] Saving file and file locking problems

I was just with my boss cause he had trouble with some Excel and Word
document on the Samba server. I noticed that when he saves an Excel
document sometimes it takes a lot of time to save and sometimes Excel
stop responding, when that happens the file stays locked on the server
and when he tries to open it back, he can only open it read only. Is
there a reason why it takes so much time to save? And is there someway I
can prevent the file from staying locked?

Jean-Rene Cormier

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