[Samba] Simply Accounting on Samba 2.2.5

Bob Crandell bob at assuredcomp.com
Tue Jan 28 23:31:46 GMT 2003

Set up a share that only handles Simply Accounting and add these lines to it.
kernel oplocks = No
oplocks = No
level2 oplocks = No

XP wiped out an Access database for one of my clients until this list helped me
figure it out.  Working with a *COPY* of your data, have 2 XP computers try to open
the same record at the same time, several times and see what happens.  If your data
survives, you're set.

Samba 2.2.7a is better.

I hope this helps.

Tomas Florian (tflorian at telus.net) wrote*:
>I have recently migrated my Win NT4 server to Linux with Samba 2.2.5 :-)
>One of the applications we need to run is Simply Accounting 9.0 / 2003 in
>multi-user mode.  The company that makes Simply Accounting sais the data
>must be shared from Win NT,2000 or XP but sharing it through Win 95,98 or
>Samba could corrupt it.  I know that Simply Accounting stores the data in
>.SDB database file shared by all users with the usual .LDB lock file.  I
>have also seen lot of posts about problems with multiuser database access to
>a MS Access database through Samba.  Has anyone succesfully ran Simply
>Accounting from a samba share?  What are the things I should watch out for
>to avoid data corruption?  How can I test if the multiuser database is safe
>and can not be corrupted?
>Tomas Florian
>tflorian at vrv.ca

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