[Samba] roaming profiles in a home environment

Dmitri Colebatch dim at colebatch.com
Fri Jun 1 22:35:08 GMT 2007

Hi Charles, Josh, et al,

Firstly, this is getting off topic a little, so don't read on unless you're
interested in how Samba might be used to make email usage easier in a home
environment with multiple computers.

On 6/2/07, Charles Marcus <CMarcus at media-brokers.com> wrote:
> Josh Kelley wrote:
> > On 5/31/07, Charles Marcus <CMarcus at media-brokers.com> wrote:
> >> I would recommend against doing this... Microsoft itself recommends
> >> against it, but I have also had problems with corruption in .pst files
> >> that are stored on a network share, both on Windows shares *and* Samba
> >> shares...
> > Just to share my own experience, we've been running our PSTs off of
> > Samba shares for several years now without seeing any corruption.  We
> > used to have some locking errors with this setup, but adding the
> > following line to smb.conf stopped them:
> >
> >   veto oplock files = /*.pst/*.PST/
> Yes, I tried that, but after the next corrupted file, moved them back to
> local disk that gets synced at logout.

Something I hadn't really thought of is that my wife is likely (at some
point) to be logged onto two computers at once, and have outlook running on
both of them.  I assume this is a guarenteed road to disaster and I should
be ruling out sharing the .PST files based on this.

Thankfully, I don't have to deal with Outlook any  more, and all email
> is served via IMAP...

Ok - really off topic now, what clients are you finding handing IMAP the
best?  My wife uses IMAP, and I suppose if I were to setup LDAP then I could
use that for her contacts (which are the main problem atm).

Feel free to reply off-list if you think its more appropriate as I realise
this question has absolutely nothing to do with Samba.


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