[Samba] 1MB/s gigabit transfers on dell poweredge

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 17:37:18 GMT 2009

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 1:30 PM,  <godwin at acp-online.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi Volker,John, folks
> I upgraded the smb binaries to 3.0.24 and reduced the log level and my
> samba servers now giving throughputs of 32-38 mbps with some spikes beyond
> 60mbps .
> That's way below what John's getting. Anyway, I can at least finish off
> this installation as my samba server can match or exceed the clients
> benchmark against his existing MS windows server.
> Since I am using 3 X 1 terabyte disks in a hardware raid 5 array disk I/O
> should not be an issue. I expect the issue to be too may patch points (the
> joy of structured cabling) or not too good switches.
I believe that actually is a problem. I mean you need more disks. 3
disk raid 5 is not a good setup for performance.  I would say 5 is a


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