[Samba] suggestions for a "fast" fileserver - 1G / 10G

Götz Reinicke - IT Koordinator goetz.reinicke at filmakademie.de
Sat Mar 22 05:37:15 MDT 2014


I'm looking for some recommendations for a "fast" fileserver regarding
the hardware you use.

We have different fileservers as our requirements changed over time.

The "main" problem we are faced with is, that with smb (windows 7 and OS
X) clients we never get really close to GBit speed on reads or writes.
Using the same servers/storages with ftp, ssh, rsync, nfs we are on the
max. of GBit or with the 10Gbit Storage/server on the max of the storage
we currently own. (about 400MB/s)

E.g. from my Mac Pro I get smb r/w +- 40MB/s, with ftp I get 90MB/s on a
1Gbit Server.

So I try to eliminate some bottle necks. But where are they?

I know there are some protocol overheads etc. comparing smb and e.g. ftp.

So what kind of setup serverside may get better performance? What kind
of Hardware are you using?

Faster NICs (usually I have INTEL ones) faster cpu? Different generation?

	Any feedback and suggestions are welcome. Regards . Götz
Götz Reinicke

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