[Samba] suggestions for a "fast" fileserver - 1G / 10G
jmaloney at pcbsd.org
Sat Mar 22 10:57:40 MDT 2014
I would say posting your smb4.conf minus any information that you need to
keep private would be a must. This way others could see what tuning
options you may already have set or may need.
On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 6:37 AM, Götz Reinicke - IT Koordinator <
goetz.reinicke at filmakademie.de> wrote:
> 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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