Suggestions on how to make file on fle server not multi user?

Our CAD dept has requested that I some how limit there CAD files so as soon
as one person opens a CAD file, any other person who tried to open that file
would get a file in use or open as read only prompt.

Not sure if this can be done as they envision it.

Do you have any suggestions? Are there any server platforms that may allow
this funtionality?

Thanks!


  • Jason,
    > Our CAD dept has requested that I some how limit there CAD files so as soon
    > as one person opens a CAD file, any other person who tried to open that file
    > would get a file in use or open as read only prompt.
    >

    That depends entirely on the application, ie if the app can open the file in
    exclusive mode. Other than that it sounds like what you want is a file veersion
    management system.

    - Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
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  • Isn't that some form of oplocking or something?

    I vaguely remember in Linux that there's a way to force it to behave that way (where once someone opens it, nothing else can)?
  • On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:36:02 GMT
    kjhurni <kjhurni@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    >
    > Isn't that some form of oplocking or something?
    >
    > I vaguely remember in Linux that there's a way to force it to behave
    > that way (where once someone opens it, nothing else can)?
    >
    >

    Hi
    Sounds like your talking about flock (looking sheepish ;))

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  • On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:07:11 0000, Malcolm wrote:

    > Sounds like your talking about flock (looking sheepish ;))


    That's really baaaaaaaaaaaaad.



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  • On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:38:07 GMT
    Joseph Marton <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    > On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:07:11 0000, Malcolm wrote:
    >
    > > Sounds like your talking about flock (looking sheepish ;))

    >
    > That's really baaaaaaaaaaaaad.
    >
    >
    >

    ewe think?

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  • On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:40:16 0000, Malcolm wrote:

    > ewe think?


    Wool, yeah.



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  • Kjhurni,
    > Isn't that some form of oplocking or something?
    >

    No. Different things. In any OS there is generally a way to specift
    when you open a file in say C whether you want exclusive access or
    shared.

    - Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
    The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)


    Novell has a new enhancement request system,
    or what is now known as the requirement portal.
    If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
    releases of Novell products then they should go to
    http://www.novell.com/rms

  • On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:31:11 GMT
    Joseph Marton <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    > On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:40:16 0000, Malcolm wrote:
    >
    > > ewe think?

    >
    > Wool, yeah.
    >

    Thank ewe for shearing, I thought there might be
    ram-ifications....

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    up 7 days 21:49, 2 users, load average: 0.19, 0.16, 0.18
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