[CentOS] Quickbooks and Samba and Oplocks... OH MY

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Jan 29 20:52:06 UTC 2009


On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 13:41 -0500, Jason Pyeron wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Brett Serkez
> > Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:55
> > To: CentOS mailing list
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] Quickbooks and Samba and Oplocks... OH MY
> > 
> > On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Tim Nelson 
> > <tnelson at rockbochs.com> wrote:
> > > It is widely known that Quickbooks has a horrible storage 
> > engine, "requires" Windows to host multiuser access, etc. 
> > However, I've successfully been storing QuickBooks files on 
> > Samba shares at a handful of locations with no real issues 
> > other than slight performance degradation. However, a 
> > somewhat recent thread here mentioned the proper use of 
> > oplock'ing in the Samba configuration to considerably 
> > increase performance/reliability.
> > 
> > I am able to host all files other than Quickbooks on Samba shares.
> > The issue with QuickBooks is they run their own WIndows 
> > service on port 10172 in addition to Windows file sharing.
> 
> We run QB Pro 2003, and it does not listen on any ports. We also have it on a
> samba share. Unsure about the perfomance, but it works for us.
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They've made a bunch (and I mean a bunch) of changes since then. It's
multi-user scheme seems to change with each new version.

Craig



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