[Samba] Interesting errors...
paul at clubi.ie
Thu Jun 24 02:41:22 GMT 2004
On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Schy, Mickey wrote:
> About 2 months ago, we decided to backup our Oracle test servers
> via samba rather than nfs -- the backups were just taking too long
> using nfs.
Using UDP NFS per chance?
> smb_get_length: recv error = 5
> Has anyone seen and successfully corrected these errors?
In lieu of a more specific answer regarding above error, have you
checked your network is alright? NFS over UDP particularly gets hit
very hard performance wise when used over flaky networks. NFS over
UDP over non-flaky networks should be quite fast performance wise
otherwise (possibly faster than SMB). I regularly get over 30MBit/s
with NFS over TCP over 100BaseT to a very low-spec NFS server (UDP
should be faster too..).
Check your network for errors on interfaces and ports, eg mismatched
forced duplex/rate settings, bad cables, etc.
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