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

Jonathan Bougher jonathanbougher at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 22:07:47 GMT 2008

Ok that idea sounds golden, I will try it out the first chance I get. This
is a big improvement over the way it is now, it's a little harder on users,
but not much. I thank you very much!

However, just because I am a curious kind of guy, I do not yet know
*why*such a slowdown occurs when saving a profile vs. just
to a share. Is this a result of the old profile having to be overwritten? I
know I need to read up on this a little more but has anyone had direct
experience with this type of issue, or any ways to speed up that service in
particular (or what could be slowing it down).

Thank you all so much, you have already helped tremendously - please help me
out just a little more to understand this better. :) Thanks!

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Adam Williams <awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us>wrote:

> 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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