[Samba] Slow Access Database on Samba

Dave Williams davew at castletechnology.net
Wed Nov 9 13:55:59 GMT 2005

Dear  All,

We have an access database running on a Samba share (Samba version
3.0.10-1.4E) with a gigabit connection to the network. The front end of the
databases are on the client machines with linked tables stored in a separate
mdb file on the linux server.

For some reason the database runs very slowly when it is set up in this way.
I tested copying a 10 MB file onto the samba share and it was instant which
leads me to believe that this is not a networking issue but tweak needed to
the smb.conf file. I have also run the database with the back end stored on
a Windows Peer in the network - it runs much faster than on  the linux
setup. Here is the current Global setting in smb.conf. I would be very
grateful if anyone can help;

        workgroup = ACE
        server string = Ace New Server
        passdb backend = tdbsam
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        wins support = Yes
        local master = yes
        preferred master = yes
        wins support = yes
        socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=4096
        oplocks = no

Dave Williams

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