[Samba] Slow MS Access database after upgrade to Samba3

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Nov 6 07:03:44 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-11-05 at 20:54 -0500, Jorge Santiago wrote:
> Hi,
> I had a Debian woody server with samba as PDC with LDAP backend in the
> same box, and mixed windows clients (98, XP, etc).  The clients
> accessed a 75MB MS Access database (.mdb)  that was put in a Samba
> share.  Everything was fast... everything was good...
> But, last week I decided to upgrade to debian Sarge, so as you know
> Samba was upgraded to Samba3 too (3.0.14a), and now if a user tries to open the
> database and is the first user accessing it, it opens really fast
> (100Mps network), but any other user after the first who tries to open
> it gets the database to open very slow (seems like 10Mbps transfers, as
> shown in windows network monitor).
> I've enabled and disabled oplocks with no success at all, but I'm
> almost sure is some kind of problem with locking, since any other samba
> transfer between the server and the clients are fast.
> Have anyone spotted this kind of problem that could give me any advice?

My guess would that a change in the default of 'strict locking'.  Try
'strict locking = no' on the share.

(You are unlikely to be sharing this with server-side posix or NFS
apps :-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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