[Samba] Outlook and roaming profiles?

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Fri Nov 21 00:16:57 GMT 2008

Thierry Lacoste schrieb:
>> you may put pst files on a samba share, as the place
>> where they get hosted is free configurable in outlook
>> i e. you can setup their default place with an adm
>> to users home which has normally nothing to do with profile share
>> but as default a pst file can only be opened by one user at the same
>> time, the other problem is open big pst files over the network
>> is very slow and may damage the pst file,
> Are there any recommandations about the maximum size of a pst file hosted
> on a samba server ?
> regards,
> Thierry

Hi Thierry, depending on your network speed
reality shows that you might get into Problems
if a pst file grows bigger then 0,5 GB
dont use the idea of hosting default Outlook
pst files on samba or whatever windows server
its ok for backup pst files which you might use
only in special cases , but not as default
because outlook then does a lot of writes and reads
in the pst so if any small network problem comes up
you will loose parts or damage the pst file

Best Regards

MfG Robert Schetterer


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