Samba problems: Too large number of sharing?

Olivier Gaspard olivier.gaspard at
Wed Oct 12 12:55:02 GMT 2005

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	My name is Olivier Gaspard, and I work for the CHC Belgium (IT
department of differents Hospitals).

	So, let's me introduce the situation: for the moment, the firm works
with Win NT for the users profiles, and Samba 3.0 on Unix platform for
the "files sharing". Resuming : Every users having a user (NT) profile
(roamming profile) and have a private directory on this Samba server.
So, in many case, a lot of directories are created in addition to share
documents between differents users. Time after time, sharing after
sharing, we have for now more than three thousands sharing on the Samba
server!! So, the problem (big for the firm) is that one: every night, we
have to reboot the server because of saturation of the samba service. In
addition, if we reload the samba.conf during the day (lot of
transactions in use), the server crash (100% CPU).

	My question is that one: Which server(s)/samba(s) architecture we have
to applicate for managing all of these sharing concurrently without any
crash  ;-) ! Is it possible to replicate/duplicate/(other) the samba
service for resolve the problem?

	How big enterprise do with managing their samba servers?
=> Which are the processus/installations to manage with samba lot of
sharing? Is better to use samba on AIX or UNIX?

	If you have examples, contacts or solutions, they are welcome!!

	Thanks a lot for all that informations and responses,


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