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

Fri Jan 30 04:53:15 UTC 2009
John <jses27 at gmail.com>

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> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Tim Nelson
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:37 AM
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: [CentOS] Quickbooks and Samba and Oplocks... OH MY
> 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.
> Could someone please share any hints/tips on configuring 
> Samba for optimum use with QuickBooks? I have one server in 
> particular that appears to be suffering performance problems 
> with QuickBooks but runs lightning fast with all other 
> applications. If I recall, and as the subject mentions, I 
> believe the key lies with the oplock settings.
What do have for the current Samba configuration file? What version QB?