[Samba] Samba 2.2.5 with Filemaker Pro 5.5 Databases

Gerald Drouillard gerrylist at drouillard.ca
Tue Aug 20 02:34:00 GMT 2002

There are many things you can do to increase speed.  Try a search on
google.com for "samba speed tuning".  I have done a few conversions already
and the last one made the FoxPro/clipper program run faster after a few
tweaks, but the new server was also technically faster.
Gerald Drouillard
Owner and Consultant
Drouillard & Associates

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
> Behalf Of Simon Hobson
> Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 3:59 AM
> To: Jeffrey Borg; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 2.2.5 with Filemaker Pro 5.5 Databases
> Jeffrey Borg wrote:
> >Ever since we moved the *.fp5 files off a windows 2000 server
> and onto samba
> >filemaker is now 20% the speed it was before.
> >
> >It was happening with samba 2.2.3a and I have just recently upgraded to
> >2.2.5 and it didn't fix the problem.
> >
> >I suspect it's a locking issue and the speed of getting locks on
> the files.
> The simple answer is that you really should not launch (filemaker)
> databases from a file server - the database file should always reside on
> the machine which is serving it over the network.
> For small databases, the standard program is OK, but the server is
> definitely reccommended when things start to grow. I've never regretted
> making that investment.
> Have you tried the Linux version of the FileMaker Pro Server ? I havn't
> tried it myself, but I would expect it to perform much better than opening
> a database file off a file share.
> Simon
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