[Samba] Advisable to upgrade Samba4 Server from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

lp101 lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Thu May 8 12:17:25 MDT 2014

     I see no reason myself to upgrade at this moment. I wanted to 
verify if improvements in Samba would warrant using the latest Kernel. I 
also noticed in the release notes this.

"Filesystems - general performance and latency improvements have been 
made across the board for filesystems such as Btrfs, XFS, and Ext4. 
Metadata checksumming and improved quota support for Btrfs, XFS, and 
Ext4 have been included as well as Ext2/3 support via the Ext4 driver. "

I plan to do a lot of folder redirecting and file sharing. Any real 
world benefits moving to the latest version?

On 5/8/2014 1:52 PM, Gregory Sloop wrote:
>>> Any reason to upgrade existing servers to 14.04 from 12.04?
> MM> The question is: Do _you_ see a reason or a need to upgrade? If not, why
> MM> should you? ;-)
>   >> Best practices with Samba?
> MM> What do you want to move to a new OS? Samba AD DC, Samba NT4-style PDC,
> MM> Samba Member Server,...?
> ---
> I'll pipe in here:
> I, personally, would like to stay current with Ubuntu's LTS servers.
> [I've got a number of AD servers on 12.04]
> Now, I know that 14.04 is brand new and those of us without masochistic
> tendencies would probably be advised to wait for other poor souls to
> crucify themselves hanging out on the bleeding edge - but you know
> _someone_ has got to be the first sucker over the edge sometime. :)
> I think the general question is: has anyone been over the cliff? Is
> the water fine, or did the piranha's strip all the flesh off the poor
> soul?
> :)
> -Greg


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