[Samba] Ressources needed (cpus, ram, etc.) for a Samba server

Edouard Guigné eguigne at pasteur-cayenne.fr
Wed Apr 10 13:43:34 UTC 2019

Dear Samba Users,

I am preparing a Samba box as standalone server (only files server, 
centos 7).

This Samba box is a domain member server, and is dedicaded to serve 
files to about 80 domain users.

I am wondering if there are some special requirements for this purpose 
in terms of CPUs, Memory ?
The Samba box is a Vmware virtual machine, so I can easely configure this.

I noticed also in some Samba configurations, parameter socket options is 
Does it worth still setting this parameter on recent linux system ?
According to the wiki https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Performance_Tuning :
"The Samba team highly-recommends not setting the parameters described 
in this section without understanding the technical background and 
knowing the consequences. In most environments, setting these parameters 
or changing the defaults decreases the Samba network performance."

Best regards,


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