[Samba] How reliable is file locking?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Jun 17 19:45:46 GMT 2004

On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 10:57:20AM +0100, Toby Batch wrote:
> I'm mounting remote windows shares using smbd Version 3.0.2a and I just 
> wanted to ask the experts how reliable is the file locking?
> The drives I'm mounting will be from a full array of windows os's (98, 
> nt4, 2k & xp) and the client will be a linux box (kernel 2.6.5+) and I'm 
> using rsync to pull backups off the windows boxes onto my linux box.
> I just wanted to make sure that while I'm pulling off the backups that 
> the files won't be changed.

Changed by who and what ? Samba will prevent other Windows clients 
from doing this (3.0.x ships with strict locking = true).


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