[Samba] SolidWorks 2013 performance problems
L.P.H. van Belle
belle at bazuin.nl
Thu Oct 24 01:17:55 MDT 2013
first upgrade your samba version. ( http://www.enterprisesamba.com/old/samba-3/ )
add the sernet samba repo for ubuntu precise and upgrade to version 3.6.19
and test again.
If copy for example a large file to the share and what is the speed your seeing? ( in windows )
apply this. ( read http://www.speedguide.net/faq_in_q.php?qid=247 )
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled
( this is the default : netsh interface tcp set global autotuningl=normal )
and test again.
SolidWorks also have a history of locking problems, can you post your smb.conf.
Im not the locking expert, but maybe someone else knows, if your using wrong settings.
wat does the performance test say :
( Start > All Programs > SolidWorks ???? > SolidWorks Tools > SolidWorks Performance Test and SolidWorks Rx utilities. )
Have you disabled all the useless Win7 "bling" ?
Do you have the Aero theme enabled?
There are more settings to improve the network speed on windows 7, just google for it.
And read this http://www.3dcadworld.com/why-solid-edge-matters-part-2/
and tell your suppliers that they should go support linux, and that
you?re considering migrating away from SolidWorks, because of this bad support.
>Van: paul at zenrobotics.com
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Paul Tötterman
>Verzonden: donderdag 24 oktober 2013 8:43
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: [Samba] SolidWorks 2013 performance problems
>We're having performance problems with SolidWorks on our shares.
>Copying the entire entire solidworks project to local disk and opening
>from there takes around 30s, but opening from the share directly takes
>Apparently solidworks knowledge base has this to say about Samba:
>> The official policy with regards to Linux Samba is that our
>legal department has advised us that the Open Source Agreement
>is incompatible with SolidWorks as a commercial organization
>and as such we are instructed in Technical Support not to
>support this operating system.
>> In Technical Support our experience with files being
>accessed from Linux Samba servers is that this in itself can
>generate instability in SolidWorks. By the instructions of
>our legal department we cannot investigate the root cause of
>I'm at a loss how to even debug the performance since the windows
>client seems to behave perfectly reasonably. We're using SolidWorks
>2013 with the latest patches (service pack 4?), samba 3.6.3-2ubuntu2.2
>from Ubuntu LTS 12.04 and 64bit Windows 7 Pro.
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