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Read Only File errors on NT Servers

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09-19-2001 05:03 AM
I have Autocad 2000i running on NT 4.0 SP6 workstations. Licensing is from ADLM. Network file servers are NT 4.0 SP4 with free space in excess of 10 gig. We are receiving read only messages when trying to save to the network. The file was opened for write and has been written to several times. Then suddenly it becomes read only and the user has to save it in the same folder but a differnet name. The user can exit Autocad and try to delete the original file but receives a sharing violation. Anyone have any ideas???
*martin, jason
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Re: Read Only File errors on NT Servers

09-19-2001 10:18 PM in reply to: mmhill
This is an all to common problem. See my reply to "Problems with saving file (Unable to
save as it is being accessed by another session)".
As I indicated in the other post there is a "timing" problem between your clients and your
server with Autocad's save routine. I know of no end all / fix all solution to your
problem except to try different things.

Does the problem happen more often when there are many people connected to the server? How
about when only 1 person is connected to the server? Is your network 10bT or 100bT?
Switched or shared? What are the specs on the server? What network cards are in the
machines (clients and servers)? How many users are connected? How much space is taken up
on the server? What are the file sizes? If you shutdown the client can someone else then
go in and delete the original file? How about if you disconnect the client from the server
using server manager (or whatever that thing is)?

I'm just asking questions hoping that something will jump out at me:-| I have no easy
solution:-(

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"mmhill" wrote in message news:f08139f.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have Autocad 2000i running on NT 4.0 SP6 workstations. Licensing is from ADLM. Network
file servers are NT 4.0 SP4 with free space in excess of 10 gig. We are receiving read
only messages when trying to save to the network. The file was opened for write and has
been written to several times. Then suddenly it becomes read only and the user has to save
it in the same folder but a differnet name. The user can exit Autocad and try to delete
the original file but receives a sharing violation. Anyone have any ideas???
>
*MMHILL
Message 3 of 5 (93 Views)

Re:

09-20-2001 12:58 AM in reply to: mmhill
Jason,
Thanks for responding. I tried to answer your questions best that I can.
If you would like to discuss this via email or phone email me at
mmhill@southernco.com.

Thanks,
michael


Does the problem happen more often when there are many people connected to
the server?
How about when only 1 person is connected to the server?
We have approximately 1000 people connected to our LAN accessing several
different application, file and print servers. Our LAN is also connected to
a rather large WAN of over 20,000.

Is your network 10bT or 100bT?
Switched or shared?
Our LAN is 100bT to the switches. 10bt to the workstations.

What are the specs on the server?
Most are Dell 6400 loaded up.

What network cards are in the machines (clients and servers)?
Workstaions are Dell with 3com intergrated nics.

How many users are connected?
1000+ ; 150 CAD users

How much space is taken up on the server?
Servers are up to 140 gig with up to 95% space utilization.

What are the file sizes?
2D - 250k average. 3-D 1-4 meg.

If you shutdown the client can someone else then go in and delete the
original file?
No immediately. Sometimes I have to get the server dudes to bump the user.

How about if you disconnect the client from the server using server manager
(or whatever that thing is)?
No. We get into NT profile problems with that.
*martin, jason
Message 4 of 5 (93 Views)

Re:

09-20-2001 05:20 AM in reply to: mmhill
Well, multiple servers, 1000+ user lan, 20k user wan. Hmmm, that certainly makes things
easy NOT.

Is all (or at least most) of the cad data kept on a single server or is it distributed
amongst them? See if the server guys can spare a junky old 6300 and set it up for a small
group (5-10) of the acad users and see if the problem persists. Try moving the test
server's network connection from the 100bT side to the hub that your small "group" plugs
into.

Check the network cards on the workstation and see if they are set to full duplex
(assuming your hubs will handle that) and have the server guys do the same on the server
(I'd almost bet that they are, but you can never tell).

?guessing?

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"MMHILL" wrote in message
news:7B0AE6A7337B6EA05E400420A6A76161@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Jason,
> Thanks for responding. I tried to answer your questions best that I can.
> If you would like to discuss this via email or phone email me at
> mmhill@southernco.com.
>
> Thanks,
> michael
>
>
> Does the problem happen more often when there are many people connected to
> the server?
> How about when only 1 person is connected to the server?
> We have approximately 1000 people connected to our LAN accessing several
> different application, file and print servers. Our LAN is also connected to
> a rather large WAN of over 20,000.
>
> Is your network 10bT or 100bT?
> Switched or shared?
> Our LAN is 100bT to the switches. 10bt to the workstations.
>
> What are the specs on the server?
> Most are Dell 6400 loaded up.
>
> What network cards are in the machines (clients and servers)?
> Workstaions are Dell with 3com intergrated nics.
>
> How many users are connected?
> 1000+ ; 150 CAD users
>
> How much space is taken up on the server?
> Servers are up to 140 gig with up to 95% space utilization.
>
> What are the file sizes?
> 2D - 250k average. 3-D 1-4 meg.
>
> If you shutdown the client can someone else then go in and delete the
> original file?
> No immediately. Sometimes I have to get the server dudes to bump the user.
>
> How about if you disconnect the client from the server using server manager
> (or whatever that thing is)?
> No. We get into NT profile problems with that.
>
>
*martin, jason
Message 5 of 5 (93 Views)

Re:

10-03-2001 06:12 AM in reply to: mmhill
Michael -

Did you ever make any progress here???

just curious

jason martin
assistant idiot
frankfurt-short-bruza
www.fsb-ae.com/acadnetwork/acadnetworkfaq.htm

> "MMHILL" wrote in message
> news:7B0AE6A7337B6EA05E400420A6A76161@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Jason,
> > Thanks for responding. I tried to answer your questions best that I can.
> > If you would like to discuss this via email or phone email me at
> > mmhill@southernco.com.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > michael
> >
> >

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