Peachtree Complete V12.0.00.023 on Samba 3.0.22

I have been scouring the web for any information regarding storing Peachtree Complete Accounting 2005 (V12.0.00.023) data files on a network share under Samba 3.0.22 with no results. The network consists
of 3 workstations and 1 server.
The workstations are running XP Professional, and exceed the requirements for Peachtree 2005. The server is running Slackware 10.2 with Samba 3.0.22 from official packages.
There seems to be an intermittent problem with a user posting an invoice. The users completes the invoice, presses the "Save" button and then waits for a period of time, from 30 seconds to more then 3 minutes.
Like I said, I have been scouring the web, and not finding too much about this sort of problem. Can anyone shed any light on this issue?
I can provide remote access to the fileserver if needed.
~kurth Kurth Bemis
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Back in 2002, a friend bought a Toshiba Linux "appliance". It was a cool device, about the size of a toaster. No keyboard, no monitor, just telnet to the device. We moved the data files for our Peachtree 2002 to the Toshiba drive. We were running Win2000 Professional on the workstation. My friend mapped the Toshiba drive. And we had no problem accessing the datafiles. He let us borrow it for a couple days to test it.
Based on that, I don't think you would have a problem. I don't know Slackware well enough to tell you the keystrokes to do the mapping. I think this is the key to making it where the workstations can see the files.
TK
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that the drives are mapped to the workstations (Z:). I noticed that when this user (Dave) is using peachtree a large number of empty files are created. I will have to wait until they are open this morning, but when they are, I will post a list of files.
Thank you for your response.
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It really sounds like more of a network issue . . . Peachtree (and more poignantly btrieve) is *very* sensitive to network issues. Minor issues (nic starting to go bad, etc.) that users normally don't notice with other apps can result in the sort of behavior you're seeing . . .
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I would have suspected hardware as well, but this is why I do not.
Before we installed a dedicated fileserver, they had a xp peer-to-peer network that was showing the same problems. (30s to 3m to post) We installed the fileserver moved the peachtree folder to a share, and mapped drives. We also replaced thier Actiontec Router with a Netgear FVS318. There was no issues until we added a third user. By added I mean, a third user started using Peachtree. When the third user started using, we started having this slowness issue again.
Any other directions you can point me in?!
Thank You. ~kurth
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I not sure why, but the Linux support person I had (Linux was strictly for firewalls and VPN) said mapping to Z: was not the best drive letter to use. I'm sorry, don't remember why exactly. I can't remember if it was an XP or a Linux issue. TK
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At this point, it is easier to change a driv emapping then replace all my hair. :-)
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Here is a bit more information.
The following is a filelisting from the peachtree data directory. Notice all the files are empty. Could the presence of these files in the data directory be causing the issue? Anything?
~kurth
-rwxrw-rw- 1 dave users 0 2006-07-26 04:18 STATUS.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 COMPANY.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 COMPANY.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 SUA00004.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 Permiss.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 PERMISS.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 JrnlHdr.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 JRNLHDR.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 EMPLOYEE.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 EMPLOYEE.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 GENERAL.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 GENERAL.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 EVENTLOG.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 EVENTLOG.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 RPTDATA.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 RPTDATA.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 UserPref.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 USERPREF.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 ALARM.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 ALARM.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 JrnlSNo.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 JrnlRow.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 JRNLSNO.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 JRNLROW.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 CUSTOMER.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 CUSTOMER.LCK -rwxrwxrwx 1 ken users 67584 2006-07-26 20:33 UserPref.DAT -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 RStyle.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 RSTYLE.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 RptFiltS.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 RPTFILTS.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 CHART.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:33 CHART.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 RStyDef.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 RSTYDEF.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 template.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 VENDOR.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 VENDOR.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 TEMPLATE.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 RECPTTAG.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 RECPTTAG.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 PROJECT.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 PROJECT.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 PHASE.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 PHASE.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 LINEITEM.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 LINEITEM.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 INVCOST.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 INVCOST.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 INVCHAIN.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 INVCHAIN.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 COST.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 COST.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 TaxCode.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:34 TAXCODE.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:40 StoreTRX.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:40 STORETRX.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:41 ALERT.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:41 ALERT.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:42 TICKET.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:42 TICKET.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:49 REPORT.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 ken users 0 2006-07-26 20:49 REPORT.LCK -rwxrw-rw- 1 dave users 0 2006-07-26 21:38 OPTIONS.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 dave users 0 2006-07-26 21:38 OPTIONS.LCK -rwxrwxrwx 1 ken users 22528 2006-07-26 21:38 permiss.dat -rwxrwxrwx 1 ken users 212992 2006-07-26 21:38 EMPLOYEE.DAT -rwxrwxrwx 1 ken users 16896 2006-07-26 21:38 COMPANY.DAT -rwxrw-rw- 1 dave users 0 2006-07-26 21:38 rptdatai.PTL -rwxrw-rw- 1 dave users 0 2006-07-26 21:38 RPTDATAI.LCK
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