[Samba] Any LARGE production Sambas?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Jun 3 17:52:56 GMT 2003

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, Michael MacIsaac wrote:
> I asked this yesterday but didn't get a reply, perhaps because the list
> server was down:
> > A customer was asking - is anyone doing LARGE Samba servers in production
> - in the range of 10-20TB or more?
> >
> > If so, what type of issues come up as the data sizes grow large? What
> architectures work well?  Is there a recommended maximum TB or
> users/server?
> >
> > Thanks.
> If people with large Samba data stores could reply, it might help convince
> a big customer to move off Windows to Linux.  Thanks again.

The biggest single impact on performance is the number of files in a
directory. Large numbers of files in one directory will slow samba down to
a crawl. I am unaware of ANY impact of file system size on performance,
other than number of directory entries.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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