[Samba] Samba + RAID + High speed...

Kristian Davies kristian.davies at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 09:37:42 GMT 2009

> I have some questions regarding RAID5 + XFS + Samba + High speed network. I
> have configured a server with an Areca Controler (SATA) with 10 x 1 TB HDs.
> The controle is configured with two RAID5, one of 5 TB the other 3 TB. The
> machine also has 8Gb of ram, the OS runs on a SDD drive (no mechanical
> parts), and has two dual quadcore Opterons.
> I formated the partitions with XFS to have the best speed. The two RAID
> partitions are mounted over specific folders that are shared via Samba to
> the network.
> Since a lot of data will be moved I created a bonding over 6 Intel Gbit
> ports connected to the switch (the switch is also configured with the proper
> LAG).
> I still "feel" this configuration could be running faster, anyone has any
> idea where I could optimize it ? (the XFS format paramaters, Areca setup,
> bonding parameters, etc).

How fast is it already, what are the throughputs?


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