[Samba] Hardware for faster Samba server
geza at kzsdabas.sulinet.hu
Mon Mar 22 20:56:44 GMT 2004
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| I have Samba running on FreeBSD as a dedicated file server, servicing
| Windows pcs running a database application, on a Pentium 4 2GHZ 512MB RAM,
| with a SCSI drive. The server's only job is to run Samba.
| The boss is asking what kind of new box we could get. Looking in the
| range of 1-5K.
| Should we get an Intel Xeon, or go to a different chip and maybe run
| Will dual processors do me any good with Samba as the only significant
| service running?
~From my experience with some file based (very unreliable) databases I
got the conclusion, that the weakest point of such a setup is usually
network speed, and Server IO. I would recommend to try out some Gigabit
Ethernet cards, maybe more than one network card in the server.
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