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

John jses27 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 21:19:03 UTC 2009


> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Rob Kampen
> Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 3:21 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Quickbooks and Samba and Oplocks... OH MY
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> Sorry for the delayed response, needed to dreg the memory banks
> 
> John wrote: 
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> 		-----Original Message-----
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> 		[mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of 
> Rob Kampen
> 		Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:30 PM
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> 		Subject: Re: [CentOS] Quickbooks and Samba and 
> Oplocks... OH MY
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> 		Jason Pyeron wrote:
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> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Brett Serkez
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> Quickbooks and Samba and Oplocks... OH MY
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> 				On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:36 
> AM, Tim Nelson 
> 				<tnelson at rockbochs.com> 
> <mailto:tnelson at rockbochs.com>  wrote:
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> 		Long story - short version is we now run QB Pro 
> 2007 on a 
> 		CentOS 5 W/S 
> 		running VirtualBox and a W2K instance with 
> network bridging in 
> 		multi-user mode so the four Windoze XP clients 
> can access it.
> 		Performance is not great but adequate, however 
> I can backup 
> 		reliably and 
> 		it stays up 24x7.
> 		Wish there was an alternative.
> 		    
> 
> 	------------
> 	
> 	So exactly what is the problem about running that 
> version on Samba? What
> 	Samba configurations did you try if any?
> 	
> 	JohnStanley
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> QB2004 was happy to have multiple users access the QB file at 
> the same time in multi-user mode and thus the QB file could 
> be hosted on Samba with no issues.
> QB2007 insists that one machine become the "server" of the 
> file for the other users in multi user mode. (where did their 
> software architects learn their stuff?) Thus one needs to 
> designate one of the five multi-user licensed machines as a 
> "server". In my case, I wanted to host the QB server and of 
> course I am running linux - hence the setup I described above.
> Rob 
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Let me research that because I recall that not being the case. As with a
"Intuit" not QB client server app can be hosted over the network onto any
type of CIFS server. The database file was way over some of the sizes
reported on this list also. If the db file was hosted on a server it could
also run the client app thus using a license up but you did not have to run
the client app on the server. 

One thing that does come to mind is the SMB/CIFS protocol difference. If
that QB app is coded to use SMB then you will definately need an older SMB
protocol Samba Server. Thus could be an interoperable cause?

BTW, this QB Intuit app was Intuits Construction client server app. Maybe
you have seen it or used it?

JohnStanley



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