Mac OS X and NAS

Michael Houlberg michael at
Tue Dec 6 13:34:57 EST 2016


I just updated a client to Omnis Studio version 8 and discovered that using SMB on Macintosh only allowed for a single client to connect.  In other words, I think TigerLogic removed sharing the datafile over SMB on the Mac.  I couldn’t find that explicitly stated in the docs, but did find that you can’t share a library via SMB.  I had to move to using the ODB for this client since he is inside a university system and IT department restrictions made that the best solution for his 3 users rather than moving to SQL.

Michael Houlberg
Houlberg Development, LLC

> On Dec 6, 2016, at 10:16 AM, Joe Maus <jmaus at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I’ve looked over the archives and can’t seem to find a definitive answer, does using an appropriate NAS device sharing a datafile via SMB work when connecting via a Mac (which will mount the share as an SMB://MyDrive share)?
> I am aware there are differences in performance and we’re looking at NAS devices with a decent processor (Intel Celeron 2.41GHz Dual-Core CPU (Burst up to 2.58GHz)) and ram (2GB) and dual 1000BaseT ports so it should be reasonably speedy (we’re getting one to test anyway) but the real question is, will it work without corrupting the datafile.  
> Regards,
> Joe Maus
> The Convergent Consulting Group, LLC
> 303-349-6696
> jmaus at
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