[Samba] AutoCad and ArcView

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 18:05:40 GMT 2006

Can you be more specific than "burned through"?

What brand of hardware are you running?

I am unconvinced that your OS and/or Samba are the cause of your 
hardware issues. I've seen data intensive servers running RAID 5 run for 
many years with no problems. I would be more inclined to believe you've 
got a faulty backplane that is providing irregular power that might be 
zapping your drives than software related.

Out of curiosity--what is the same slot in your array that suffered the 
failed drive?

James McLaughlin wrote:
> Hello all,
> Just curious if anyone else has a SAMBA server that is serving up
> AutoCad and ArcView files to users on Windows.  
> We are utilizing a RAID 5 setup on dual 2.8 GHZ 
> 4 GB RAM
> Intel Controller card (all latest firmware, BIOS etc...etc..)
> Only 4 users are accessing the server, but it seems after a few days the
> server starts to choke up, lock files, and it causes a hardware issue.
> (We have burned through 2 320GB drives in 2 months)
> It is possible of course that the controller card is failing, but to
> take some of the stress off of the machine does anyone have a tweaked
> smb.conf that has NO issues with serving up files of this size all day
> (80-200MB)
> Thanks in advance

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