[Samba] Outlook.pst corrupt

Robert Adkins radkins at impelind.com
Tue May 13 12:33:04 GMT 2003


	First off, I have to say that it is unlikely that there is any problem
with Samba causing the issue. Unless it is related to the very old
critically insecure release of Samba that you are using.

	I have been running a Samba Domain Controller for over 9 months here
with no issues. The server contains all of the user profiles as well as
Outlook.pst files for all users on the network. We also have a few other
"database" applications whose files are located on the Samba servers.
(These are Act! 6.0 and Quickbooks Pro.) 

	If there is a problem with Samba, it could have something to do with
your oplocks setting. I must also add that I have seen a pst become
corrupt and never be recoverable before. 

	There are a few things that I would do...

	1. Upgrade to the latest release of Samba. The version you are using
has a very serious remote root exploit that will mean your destruction.
(I know, a little melodramatic, but hey sometimes melodrama is

	2. Scour the Microsoft knowledge base regarding corrupt PST files. It
is likely that there is another inbox repair tool that you may need to
use on the PST file. I would also copy that file locally and then
attempt the repair. (Thus eliminating Samba from the mix.)

	Good luck!

	Robert Adkins
	IT Manager/Buyer
	Impel Industries, Inc.

On Tue, 2003-05-13 at 06:48, Nicola Faravelli wrote:
> I have this problem.
> Samba server version 2.2.3a 
> Server Hp 9000 - HP-UX 11.11.
> Clients W98.
> Server is used as file-server (config file smb.conf with no particulry
> changes-I have keeped originally hp-configuration) .
> I have created personal directory-one for PC-client where I have
> trasferred file Outlook.pst (OUTLOOK 2000).
> Casauly file Outlook.pst crashed and I must reload it with
> Win-prog. scnpst.exe.
> I'have tried also with oplook=no ..ecc. but problem remains.
> Into all directories I have many other files (doc,xls ecc..) but only
> Outlook.pst is corrupted !!
> Best regards
> n.faravelli at pibergroup.com
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