[Samba] Profile loading/saving on gigabit network only runs at fast ethernet speeds! Help!

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Tue Oct 14 18:39:25 GMT 2008

page 211 of samba 3 by example.pdf has instructions on how to redirect 
folders using registry changes.  you can easily redirect my documents by 
right clicking on it and changing the target.  i don't save files to my 
desktop because that just results in a cluttered desktop and large 
roaming profiles.  No I don't think VMWare will run much slower than it 
is now.  In testing on my Poweredge servers, desktop PCs, etc, it seems 
in my experience that hard drives max out at reads/writes of 25 
megabytes a second, and even 100megabit transfers about 12 megabytes a 
second on a switched network.  I'd probably try a test, take a user, 
redirect my documents to a folder on the server, put the VM in it, and 
run it, and see how it affects your performance, you may not notice 
anything different.  I ran Windows XP and Fedora 8 on Microsoft Virtual 
PC in a test environment on my 100 megabit notebook PC with the VMs 
stored on a shared drive on a file server and I didn't notice much of a 
difference as running an operating system locally.

Jonathan Bougher wrote:
> The VM is being saved to the Desktop, within a folder (or multiple 
> folders if the user puts it there)
> If I redirect My Docs, and the VM files are there - Then won't VMware 
> run much more slowly trying to access this stuff across the network 
> when the user wants to run the VM? Profile loading/saving would speed 
> up, but overall performance would be impacted negatively I think
> Thanks for the reply, I will look into it further - do you have any  
> thoughts about what I stated above?

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