[Samba] Re: How reliable is file locking?

Jeff Umbach jeff at theserverpos.com
Mon Jun 21 21:48:21 GMT 2004

I think he was asking about if the files will be locked on the Windows end
while he is using smbclient to copy them over to the linux machine.

"Jeremy Allison" <jra at samba.org> wrote in message
news:20040617194546.GD17337 at legion.cup.hp.com...
> 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).
> Jeremy.
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