[Samba] Saving files with MS Word to samba3 server is very slow!

Andreas Haumer andreas at xss.co.at
Sat Dec 3 12:30:37 GMT 2005

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Hi Jerry,

thanks for your reply!

Gerald (Jerry) Carter schrieb:
> Andreas Haumer wrote:
> | Hi!
> |
> | I'm currently hunting a strange problem and looking for help!
> |
> | I have a samba3 fileserver (currently samba-3.0.20b, but
> | problem can be reproduced with samba-3.0.7, but
> | _not_ with samba2 like 2.2.8a), and I see performance
> | problems when writing files with MS word 2002 SP3
> | from a NT4.0 (SP6a) workstation. Saving even the
> | smallest file takes more  than 10 seconds! Copying
> | files with Windows Explorer takes less than a second!
> Can yoiu test against the current SAMBA_3_0_RELEASE tree?
> Samba 3.0.21 should be out in the next day or so and
> the release branch will give you a chance to test prior
> to release.

Do you think Samba 3.0.21 has changes relevant to this problem?

I could try to test against the current SAMBA_3_0_RELEASE tree,
but it will take a few days. The installation where I noticed
this problem is located in Germany (about 750km away from my office).
I spent the last two days there installing the new Samba fileserver,
but I'm now back again in Vienna. I do have VPN access to the server,
but executing tests with the Windows NT workstations will require
actions by the people on site.

I also have to keep in mind that the fileserver should go into
production by the end of next week. After that I will only have
limited testing possibilities.

If this problem turns out to be a Samba bug which might get
fixed if we work together with the help of the people on site,
I'm sure we'll find a way to do the required testing, though.

- - andreas

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