[Samba] lock/shared file problem
LorantToth at gmx.net
Sat Mar 13 19:30:44 GMT 2004
I am new to this list, so ... :)
I seem to have a "share" problem with an app, while it is running I
cannot overwrite files that it seems to have "open" - when using an NT
server this should work.
I have following problem with my Samba server:
It is serving for a "distributed" (serves three workstations)
proprietary app. That app mostly reads and modifies files thru Btrieve (
I don't like it but I have no choice ) using local btr dll's, I am not
running a btrieve server.
This app has an "update" (sub)program, that prog is called from within
the app and calls windows' "file copy operations" (as far as I can tell
the standard windows file copy dialogs appear) to copy/overwrite the
install files on the server - then the copied installer is called on
every workstation. Everytime I run the update app I get "Could not copy
file $bla$. Access denied. In use by another application?" (or alike -
the msg is in a different lang). If I do the same manually while still
running the app using xcopy it works, but if I try to overwrite any file
from within windows (explorer e.g.) while the app is running I get the
As far as I can tell, this seems to be a share or lock problem - have
been reading all of the man I could find on this issue and played with
all oplock and directory/create mask settings w/o success. My other
thought was that it is due to wrong permissions but afaik they seem
right - now I actually set file and dir create mask to 0777 and force
masks to 0775 and no luck.
Does anybody have an idea?
I'd very much appreciate help b/c I could find anything about this
online or in the docs.
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