[Samba] roaming profile doubles in size at client logout
claudiu.vasadi at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 00:57:40 MDT 2015
AFAIK one cannot use folder redirection if the samba server is offline. Or
am I wrong?
On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 2:24 AM, <miguelmedalha at sapo.pt> wrote:
>> I've connected a Windows 7 client and logged in with a roaming profile
>>> user, copied some 4GB of data in the profile and logged out. Surely
>>> the data was synchronized but when I login and logout again, the profile
>>> gets copied on the samba server in full versus just the modified data.
>> For instance, if the profile on the server has 4GB and I logout from the
>>> client, the profile will grow up to 8GB and then drop down to 4GB (in
>>> no new data get's added meanwhile). This looks to me like instead of
>>> an incremental diff, the whole profile get's copied and then compared and
>>> the same data deleted.
>> This is, unfortunately, "normal". As much as the Microsoft's definition of
>> "normality" goes.
>> What I'm doing is I'm excluding local Documents and a number of other
>> from profile sync (through GPO) and then doing a manual rsync in
>> every now and then. That is for folders that are not located in the
>> This also helps with profile size that is getting copied back and forth
>> between server and client. 4Gb multiplied by sixteen users… I don't want
>> see it happening to my network.
> Roaming profiles are, generally speaking, outdated technology. Folder
> redirection is much more effective. It covers most of the benefits of
> roaming profiles without the penalties.
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