[Samba] File types and performance

Robert W. Dempsey rdempsey at atlanticdominionsolutions.com
Tue Sep 3 21:13:00 GMT 2002


	When I arrived back at the office a few minutes ago I booted up the 
Linux server but did not log on (locally) to it.  I mapped out a drive 
from my Win2K box and attempted a copy - voila!  All is well.  I copied 
files over to it (which by the way went very quickly) from multiple 
programs (Goldmine, a dental software, an accounting program) and all 
work even better than on a Win2K server box!  Thank you again for your help.


Robert Dempsey
Atlantic Dominion Solutions

Mac wrote:
>>From: "Robert W. Dempsey" <rdempsey at atlanticdominionsolutions.com>
>>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>>Subject: [Samba] File types and performance
>>Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 12:42:12 -0400
>> I am wondering if Samba cares what types of files you are putting onto 
>>the server and if this effects the performance of the server.
> Firstly, it won't effect it.  It might affect it.
> The affect it might have will be indirect, at best.  Samba uses the OS
> it's running on to actually write the files to disk, so it's much more a
> function of the Operating System than anything else.  Especially if the
> underlying filesystem is using compression (unlikely).
> Once a file transfer is started, Samba tends to not be the bottle neck,
> it'll be either the Network (Card, IP stack, cabling etc.) or the disk
> subsystem (hard disk, drivers, filesystem etc.)
> Does 'FTP'ing the same files give similar results?
>                                Mac
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