[OpenAFS] MS Access databases on AFS
Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:38:29 +0100
One of my clients makes good use of OpenAFS as a distributed
filesystem, allowing engineers (who get sent around the world at short
notice) to access the fileserver through a VPN. It works well, and
they like it.
However, they now want to put a MS Access database on the filesystem,
with the intent that it will be accessed by the aforementioned
engineers. There will be some concurrent access, but not much. There
will be a couple of dozen users who will query and update on an ad-hoc
basis, fairly infrequently. The database contains critical
information (yes, I know... I'm busy writing a replacement using a
real database, but that's several months away and they need a solution
I remember reading severe warnings and dire imprecations about putting
MS Access databases on AFS filesystems, about 5 years ago. Is it
still considered dangerous?
The server is running 1.4.11 on Linux.
The clients are XP (and shortly Win 7), and will shortly be upgraded to 1.5.77
Any advice would be appreciated.