[Samba] speed of samba vs Windows

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 09:26:34 MDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Dave Ewart <davee at ceu.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Thursday, 28.06.2012 at 11:07 -0400, Steve Thompson wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Jun 2012, Todor Fassl wrote:
>> >Our Windows guy insists samba is slow but I don't believe it.  He
>> >claims that when you load a roamng profile, Windows downloads only
>> >files that have changed and samba downloads everything. But he
>> >doesn't know anything about samba and I don't know where he got that
>> >from.
> However native speed won't be important if, under Samba, a full roaming
> profile is downloaded on each login whereas under Windows an rsync-like
> action takes place to only download minimal changes.  I don't know
> whether that's the case or not, whether it's configurable behaviour
> under either Samba or Windows Server, but it's certainly an interesting
> point.

is it possible that unix file timestamps having a greater precision
than ntfs is causing windows to see a "change"?  I know rsync has an
option to combat this.

More information about the samba mailing list