[Samba] Ubuntu samba slower than red hat??
Douglas D Germann Sr
76066.515 at CompuServe.com
Wed Jul 26 01:38:17 GMT 2006
About 10 days ago I switched from a Red Hat 9.0 machine
as my Samba server to Ubuntu. Ever since, things have
How do I mean, slow?
1st clue: previously, when I saved docs in OOo Writer,
I would go ctrl-S and once every 4th or 5th time it
would say it couldn't create a backup; now it is
every time. So to save I have to go ctrl-S esc esc ctrl-S.
2nd clue: WinXP on login to the server times out before
connecting the three drives it tries to connect--never before.
3rd clue: WinXp used to load directories instantly; now
it takes 4-5 seconds.
There is some other weirdness too: when logged in to the
server it reports the file owner and group as dean:1005.
dean is the name of another user on this client machine,
but rarely used. It should see it as doug:data, which is
how the server sees it.
Also it used to see the files as
-rwxrwSrwt 1 root root 4.0K 2003-01-25 03:18 wgetrc
Now it sees them as
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dean data 99 1993-09-28 22:07 TEST.SDW
The new server: Ubuntu 6.06, Celeron D 2.53Ghz, one
200GB HDD, 6 months old. samba 3.0.22
The old server: RedHat 9.0, Celeron 2Ghz, one
80GB HDD with OS on it, one 120GB HDD with only data
on it, at least 3 years old. Samba is at least that old.
So the question is, how can I speed up the Ubuntu samba?
How would you troubleshoot this?
Some ideas I have not yet tried:
1. Remove all the commented lines from the smb.conf
2. Perhaps older versions of samba are just faster
than the newer ones, and I should learn to live with it.
3. Perhaps there are some tweaks in samba that I need to
4. Copy over the old smb.conf file to the new system.
Where should I start? What is most likely to have a good
payoff for time invested?
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