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    "Certified" Alphaholic
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    Cal Locklin
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    Default Windows workstation - Linux server??

    I have a new customer who was already running A5 on Windows workstations but with the data on a Linux server. It seems to be running OK but they need to update indexes at least every day.

    One question is whether or not the index issues would be cleared up by switching to an NT server.

    Anybody else have any experience with a combination like this?

    Any educated thoughts about whether the NT server would help?

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    Jamin Dunivan
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    Default RE: Windows workstation - Linux server??

    I am guessing they are running Samba.

    The problem I had was with the "oplocks" configuration. If not set properly only one person was allowed to access the database at a time. Other than that I had no other problems. That doesnt mean that there is not a setting that needs to be changed.

    Jamin

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    Thomas Henkel
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    Default RE: Windows workstation - Linux server??

    Cal,

    I don't know much about Linux server, but I can tell you that the NT server works fine. We keep all of our tables on our NT servers, and only occasionally do we run into index problems. We haven't pinpointed exactly where, but we think theat users are inadvertantly running built-in scripts that do an append. We haven't seen any index problems in ver 5, but it is still not in full production.


    Tom

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