HELP: Peachtree Accounting & samba


J

Jeff Martin

Greetings,

Based on my research from newsgroups and google, it appears that
peachtree is not an application that you want to be running on a samba
server?

I have been using samba to host the data for peachtree for the last
year, however it was only ever used by one user at a time. Now,
recently the application has had 2 users accessing it concurrently.

This is where the problems began. Data corruption and then the restore
from tape to fix it.

My question to the group, is this something that has been fixed in the
latest 3.x release?

Has anyone else found a solution to running Peachtree on samba or is
it just a bad idea to run this application under a samba share?

I would appreciate anyone sharing their experience with this so I can
get this problem resolved, thanks in advance.

-Jeff
 
Ad

Advertisements

J

Javier Gomez [SBS-MVP]

I really don't think having the data in Samba share would have any effect on
the program. However, having bad hardware (NICs, cables, etc.) might be your
issue. For all intents and purposes Samba behaves as a NAS server... but
since I have never used it to run Peachtree I will give it the benefit of
the doubt.
My question to the group, is this something that has been fixed in the
latest 3.x release?
What 3.x release??? What version do you have right now? That's like a
million years old :)
 
R

Ralph A. Jones

And Peachtree for Windows 3.0 ('92? '93?) was the most infested,
non-functional POS "upgrade" they ever produced, before or since. :-{)-

(I can still remember the aggravation/frustration/cussing 12 years later!)

I think Jeff is probably referring to Samba 3.0? For me, I don't think
I would be injecting Unix into the Windows/Btrieve mix.
 
J

jrmartin

Javier,

We are using PCA 2004. The samba server is 2.2.2 on Solaris.

It has to do with oplocks and the way peachtree does it versus how samba wants
to do it.

It was never a problem until we started to have concurrent users updating PCA.

--Jeff



Javier Gomez [SBS-MVP]" said:
I really don't think having the data in Samba share would have any effect on
the program. However, having bad hardware (NICs, cables, etc.) might be your
issue. For all intents and purposes Samba behaves as a NAS server... but
since I have never used it to run Peachtree I will give it the benefit of
the doubt.
My question to the group, is this something that has been fixed in the
latest 3.x release?
What 3.x release??? What version do you have right now? That's like a
million years old :)

--
Javier [SBS MVP]

<< SBS ROCKS !!! >>

Jeff Martin said:
Greetings,

Based on my research from newsgroups and google, it appears that
peachtree is not an application that you want to be running on a samba
server?

I have been using samba to host the data for peachtree for the last
year, however it was only ever used by one user at a time. Now,
recently the application has had 2 users accessing it concurrently.

This is where the problems began. Data corruption and then the restore
from tape to fix it.

My question to the group, is this something that has been fixed in the
latest 3.x release?

Has anyone else found a solution to running Peachtree on samba or is
it just a bad idea to run this application under a samba share?

I would appreciate anyone sharing their experience with this so I can
get this problem resolved, thanks in advance.

-Jeff
 
Ad

Advertisements

J

JT

Greetings,

Based on my research from newsgroups and google, it appears that
peachtree is not an application that you want to be running on a samba
server?

I have been using samba to host the data for peachtree for the last
year, however it was only ever used by one user at a time. Now,
recently the application has had 2 users accessing it concurrently.

This is where the problems began. Data corruption and then the restore
from tape to fix it.

My question to the group, is this something that has been fixed in the
latest 3.x release?

Has anyone else found a solution to running Peachtree on samba or is
it just a bad idea to run this application under a samba share?

I would appreciate anyone sharing their experience with this so I can
get this problem resolved, thanks in advance.

-Jeff
You might also want to ask this in the Linux (I assume Linux as it is the
most popular OS running Samba) and Samba groups. There are settings for
file and record locking in Samba that will probably solve your problems.
Some locking is set too optimistically by default for peachtree. Don't
thinke 3.0 has changed that.

JT

Also, what is the OS of the client machines. That will make a difference.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top