[Samba] Time take to copy file from Samba to Windows XP

Cleber P. de Souza cleberps at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 13:51:03 GMT 2006

You could increase your transfer rate changing the socket options.
Increase the SO_SNDBUF and SO_RCVBUF to bigger values such as 16384
for 16 Mbps buffer size. Test higher values for your environment.

On 9/15/06, Komal Shah <countofdracula at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> How much time should it take to copy 1Gb to 5Gb from from Samba server
> to Windows Xp in gigabit network?
> Default Samba configs, a single copy of a 1GB file takes about 70
> seconds to complete, about 14MBps, 117Mbps, about 11% network utilization.
> A Windows 2003 server, similar hardware, same network connection, can
> transfer the same 1GB file in about 28 seconds, 36MBps, 292Mbps, almost
> 30% network utilization.
> Apache takes 16 seconds, 64MBps, 512Mbps, over 50% network utilization.
> What can be done to speed up transfer rate?
> Regards,
> Komal
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Cleber P. de Souza

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