[Samba] Samba / NFS performance

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Sun Mar 18 19:52:15 GMT 2007

Alexander Gelf schrieb:
> I have the following network configuration:
> Server
>    FreeBSD 6.2
>    P4 3Ghz, 1GB RAM
>    Samba 3.0.24 (options: WITH_ADS, WITH_PAM, WITH_SENDFILE, WITH_UTMP, 
>    Standard FreeBSD NFS Server
>    Adaptec 2410SA controller with 4 drives running RAID5
>    Broadcom GigE
> Client
>   Windows XP MCE
>    Microsoft SFU 3.5 running NFS client over UDP
> The client and the server are connected to the same GigE switch.
> When I copy one large file (10GB) from the client to the server over an 
> NFS mount I get an average performance of 18MB/s.
> The same file copied from the same directory on the client to the same 
> directory on the server over a Samba mount averages 4Mb/s.
> Any ideas on why is there such a huge performance difference and what 
> can I do to improve Samba performance are appreciated.

your smb.conf?

Tomasz Chmielewski

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