[Samba] MS SQL server and samba

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Sat Oct 8 17:43:24 GMT 2005

On Sat, Oct 08, 2005 at 03:53:53PM +0200, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I setup a Samba box to act as a backup server (storage), for the windows 
> servers to dump their backups on.   The MS SQL 2000 server won't see the 
> samba box.  Windows it self does, but SQL not.  Even if I map a network path 
> to a local drive, it still doesn't see it, so I cannot point the backups that 
> way.
> Is there any special trick to getting this to work?

As I recall from a NetApp CIFS conference presentation, SQL Server was
deliberately prevented from working with CIFS by Microsoft. I think
the intimation was that they didn't want it being able to work with NetApp
filers. But remember "they're committed to interoperability !" :-).


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