[Samba] Samba Copy Speed

Stefan G. Weichinger monitor at oops.co.at
Tue Mar 9 19:02:09 GMT 2004

Hello, Edward,

Dienstag, 09. März 2004, 19:50 you wrote:

EM> I have been working with two samba servers and i am having problems with
EM> the copy speed that i am getting out of the boxes. This is my setup.

EM> I can copy  a 626.9 MB file from Dell box to the Compaq via ftp and get
EM> 3-4 MB/s NFS i get 4-5 MB/s Samba i am getting 1.8-2.0 MB/s. I have
EM> tried several options in the config file on the samba server and nothing
EM> seems to want to speed this thing up. Here is the config file that i am
EM> using ...

EM> Mount command on machine is
EM> mount -t smbfs -o username=edmann,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 //trinity/backup
EM> /smb

If you copy files over smbfs, you don't use Samba but you use the
smbfs-module of the linux-kernel. The settings in smb.conf don't
affect the behavior of it (AFAIK).

Think about changing over to cifs.


Less limitations ...

best regards,
Stefan G. Weichinger
mailto:monitor at oops.co.at

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