[Samba] Autocad file corruption...

Robert A Wooldridge bob.wooldridge at edm-inc.com
Wed Jan 8 21:39:01 GMT 2003

Lawrence, Dave,

I am using Samba version 2.2.5 on debian stable (but not debian package,
we just build it).  Autocad version is 2002.  Our office has about 15
draftsman and designers who are heavy autocad users.  Several have been
reporting the problem so it does tend to point to the network unless
it's something in the Samba config.  I have not looked at the switches,
just the NIC in the file server.  It's a 3com vortex.  I have used
mii-diag to check this card.  From what I can tell, the -w switch will
look for inconsistancies in the card and this seems to indicate all is
well.  I guess I should start thinking about the switches.

On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 15:22, Lawrence Walton wrote:
> > 
> > > I am having problems with autocad file corruption.  My users are
> > > draftsman and access project files via samba over the network.  This
> > > problem occurs after a file has been worked on and someone 
> > > attempts open
> > > a file that they were working on.  There is no indication of a problem
> > > while the file is open and being worked on.  But when they try to
> > > re-open it, autocad thinks the file is corrupt and it cannot be
> > > salvaged.
> It might help if you told us _what_ version of Autocad. 
> And what version of SAMBA.
> Right now I have whole offices using cadd without corruption.
> I have one office that has some file locking problems, thats with 2000i with the civil plugins.
> It was easily resolved by, (this is just with the civil plugin btw.)    
> level2 oplocks = no
> Make sure that CAD is configured for a multi-user environment. 
> Use the most current version of samba to, I do.
Bob Wooldridge
EDM Incorporated
314 231-5485 ext 111

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