[Samba] Serving MS Access Databases, with ACL

Ellison, David david.ellison at atkinsglobal.com
Wed Oct 31 15:03:52 GMT 2007


This is a little off topic, but may be usefull to you. If the DB is
going to grow much more than that, I would use a real SQL backend to the
database. The MS Access DB backend is ok, however starts to suffer when
they become huge, by the sounds of things they may. I am sure there are
people with 700mb, 900mb etc Access databases, but its best to split the
front end from the database and use a SQL database like MySQl for the

Just food for thought :)


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> Hi All.
> Greetings from South Africa.
> I have a Samba LDAP server (v 3.022) running on Ubuntu 6.10 
> Its serving about 200 users, with profiles, and domain logons.
> I want to start server MS Access Databases on it, with the  
> best speed performance as possible.
> At the moment, the back ends for these databases, are about 
> 200+ MB, and will grow over the next few years.
> Basically, the share should serve about 4 users, with 
> read/write access.
> I am using the XFS file system, with ACL support.
> Has anyone setup such shares in smb.conf?
> I would really like to see an example.
> Lastly, I do not think I want to use oplocks.
> Any help, will be greatly appreciated.
> God bless.
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