[Samba] using VSS on a samba server - no smb locks ?

Nir Livni nir.livni at cyber-ark.com
Fri Jan 30 20:13:55 GMT 2004

> On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 03:08:21PM +0200, Nir Livni wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > We are considering moving our VSS database from a Win2K server to a
samba server.
> > All clients are Win2K clients.
> >
> > I used the VSS tool "testlock.exe" to make sure the native lock mode can
be used.
> > The test was successful, and I saw that an SMBlock transaction was
performed, and a reply_lockingX was replied.
> >
> > When I opened a VSS database on the samba server and started to use it -
I saw no SMBlock operations.
> >
> > Doesn't make sence to me, because some kind of locking must be done.
> Did you only test with one user ? Is so, an oplock will cause
> no locking attempts to be seen on the wire (the client redirector
> optimises them out when it has  an oplock).

Well, actually all oplocks where turned off in my smb.conf.
I tried to checkin and checkout some files with few users, but no SMBlocks.
Using samba-2.2.8a (I forgot to mention)

> Jeremy.

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