[Samba] Third Try: Huge number of small files performance regression from 3.5.16 to 4.6.5 with identical smb.conf

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jul 14 18:13:13 UTC 2017

On Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:20:05 +0200
awl1 <awl1 at mnet-online.de> wrote:

> Hello Rowland,
> Am 14.07.2017 um 18:54 schrieb Rowland Penny via samba:
> > Can I ask a question here? Are the windows machines part of an AD 
> > domain ? 
> no, this is (nearly) the most simple scenario that you can imagine
> (Home Office NAS).
> As you can see from smb.conf:
> passdb backend = tdbsam

You cannot tell from that, that is also used on a Unix domain member

> http://home.mnet-online.de/awl1/smb.conf
> All users are strictly local on the NAS (and match those in the
> Windows workgroup).

As you are running a workgroup, then the NAS should be set up as a
standalone server. Samba has changed greatly since 3.5.x and quite a
lot of your smb.conf should be changed to take account of this, you
don't need winbind for one thing.


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