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

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Thu Jan 29 21:11:04 UTC 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Craig White
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 15:52
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Quickbooks and Samba and Oplocks... OH MY
> 
> 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.
> ----
> 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.

Yeah, we are looking to migrate away for just this reason. It changes away from
what you need every upgrade.

Anyone else in a consulting/law firm/software dev shop who is a governemnt
contractor that needs to do cost accounting and wants it to be hosted on a linux
server? Let me know, we are going to have to do some thing else soon.

BTW, we just found out the Turbo Tax 2008 does not work with older version of
Quickbooks today.

> Craig
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-Jason 

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