[Samba] Performance of subtree copy ??

Greg Freemyer freemyer at NorcrossGroup.com
Tue Jul 30 13:00:03 GMT 2002


I've just setup my first Samba server (on a SuSE 8.0 box).  I have Samba 2.2.5 =

I just did a couple of simple performance tests and I was wondering if this is =
normal or not.

I have the Samba server and an NT server.

If I transfer a single large file to/from both, the Samba server is 10 - 20% =
faster.  That sounds pretty good. :)

If I copy the "c:\Program Files\*" tree to both servers, then the Samba server =
is 3x slower.  That is surprisingly bad. :(

Out of curiosity, I have tried disabling oplocks as described in Using Samba =
http://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/using_samba/appb_02.html, but it had no effect =
on the speed.

I will go into production with oplocks on, but I was checking if it was the =

Is the above what I should expect, or is something mis-configured/mis-tuned?

Greg Freemyer
Internet Engineer
Deployment and Integration Specialist
Compaq ASE - Tru64 v4, v5
Compaq Master ASE - SAN Architect
The Norcross Group

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