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Mavericks Server - Foundation Services / Re: File Share Error
« on: November 07, 2014, 10:59:23 AM »
Thanks for the quick response Reid! 

We are an all-Apple shop (well, there's two machines in the building running windows, one is for the phone system and the other is for Quickbooks - but otherwise the rest are all Apple).  Thanks for the clarification on not recommending SMB for environments with Windows.  It makes me feel more confident switching back to SMB for our Apple environment.

[FYI only - slight clarification] Sorry for not being more clear when I referred to the Apple Discussion board.  I didn't start the post, I just participated in the discussion, as we're having the same issue (my name there is MT Buck).  So, luckily we don't have Drobo drives.  We have a Promise RAID drive attached by Thunderbolt for our filesharing and then a G-Speed Q attached by FireWire 800 for Time Machine back ups of the server & filesharing drive.  I'm not sure your thoughts on them... but saw in your first book that you recommend ExtremeZ-IP.

Anyway - I've learned a ton from your books.  Thank you and keep up the good work.  I also just wanted to add how happy I was when I saw the link to this forum in the second book!  Thanks!


Mavericks Server - Foundation Services / Re: File Share Error
« on: November 06, 2014, 06:50:46 PM »
Has this stance changed with 10.9.5 / Server 3.2.2?  Is AFP still the recommended protocol? 

In February we forced all filesharing to use SMB.  We had some issues, so recently when I saw this post we changed and forced AFP again.  We seem to be having big issues with AFP.  Our attached RAID Drive keeps disappearing ( & since the move back to AFP, we are having lots of corruption with number files.  Users get a notice that the share doesn't support AutoSave and then gives them the option to save anyways or revert or cancel. None of these options actually work.  We found if you choose "save anyways" a few times, you'll exit the loop and you can duplicate/save-as and save your information in a new file.  But if you don't save your work into a new file, no matter the choice you make (cancel, revert or save anyways) - the original file becomes corrupt (typically the file size turns to Zero k).

Before taking any drastic measures, I'd love to know what others are doing for Apple File Sharing and if you think AFP is still the best protocol to use for now?

Thanks for all the help - your book is very helpful!

PS - Sorry if I should have started a new topic.

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