[Samba] MS Access

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 10:37:55 MST 2011

I mentioned zfs , not because linux uses zfs specifically, but some of 
the issues you might run into using a "unix" file system that supports 

Sometimes a file may be created that then can't get deleted, or a file 
may be created and then MS Office CHANGES the perms on the file so that 
you can't do additional file writes.  With my system I had to make sure 
the parent directory had sufficient permissions set, including for 
read/write attributes as well as read/write data.

I don't think anyone at my work uses Access as a multiuser database anyway.

MS PowerPoint would append a file on most saves but on every 5th or 7th 
save it would try to write a new file and delete the old one, with the 
result that the entire file would be delete if permissions on the 
parent  ZFS directory weren't set correctly.    The older Solaris file 
system (UFS) did not have this problem.     So do some testing and make 
sure your files are backed up.

On 01/13/2011 09:21 AM, compdoc wrote:
> The only zfs that I find for centos is zfs-fuse, which works fine, but cuts
> write speeds to half of what ext3 or ext4 would be.

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