Hello Jeremy,

with all respect but this will not work. Microsoft specifically excluded =
the
ability to store SQL on any network share. You can only place SQL and
Exchange (not PST files) on local drives (block based). The only way to =
get
SQL or Exchange running over Ethernet is via iSCSI (block based) and not =
on
NAS.

You could modify the registry to place SQL and Exchange on a network =
share
but this will eliminate any support from Microsoft if there would be any
issue.

Best regards,

Pseudomizer

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Auftrag
von Jeremy Allison
Gesendet: Montag, 27. M=E4rz 2006 12:07
An: Ephi Dror
Cc: samba@lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] Running SQL over SAMBA?

On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 09:50:31AM -0800, Ephi Dror wrote:
> Hi All,
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> Does anyone run SQL and/or exchange on SAMBA server share?
> =20
> Are there any special considerations to take? would you be kind enough
> to share your experience doing it?
> =20
> Any special smb.conf configuration is required?
> is there any performance issue or functional limitations supporting =

it?
> =20
> I am just wondering since Microsoft encourages block level access over
> share/file level access.=20
> =20
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304261 =20
> Microsoft generally recommends that you use a Storage Area Network =

(SAN)
> or locally attached disk for the storage of your Microsoft SQL Server
> database files because this configuration optimizes SQL Server
> performance and reliability. By default, use of network database files
> (stored on a networked server or Network Attached Storage [NAS]) is =

not
> enabled for SQL Server.
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> However, you can configure SQL Server to store a database on a =

networked
> server or NAS storage server. Servers used for this purpose must meet
> SQL Server requirements for data write ordering and write-through
> guarantees detailed in the "More Information" section of this article.
> .=20
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/234656/=20
> All versions of SQL Server open the log and data files using the Win32
> CreateFile function. The dwFlagsAndAttributes member includes the
> FILE_FLAG_WRITE_THROUGH option when opened by SQL Server.=20
> =20
> All comments are welcome and highly appreciated.


Should work. If you have problems let us know and we'll fix 'em.

Jeremy.
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