[Samba] Samba transfer rate slower than ftp

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jun 23 13:01:33 MDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 12:26:04PM +0200, Francois Lepretre wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a file server under Debian Lenny, with a 41TB file system (XFS,  
> 24 x 2TB hard drives on RAID 6 on an Areca card)
> Reading files with ftp works like a charm and we easily reach the 125  
> MB/s limit of the GB ethernet card.
> But when reading files (on the same clients) from a samba share, we get  
> around 60 MB/s.
> Clients are Windows XP 64 and Seven 64 and show the same performances.

An interesting question. Do you see different performance
between the XP and Win7 clients ? I know you say "the same
performance" above, but have you looked closely at this ?


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