[Samba] Monitor Samba read/write throughput statistics?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Mar 22 16:05:18 UTC 2021

On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 11:10:10PM -0700, Dachshund Digital via samba wrote:
>I find 100s of references to 'tuning' samba based servers, and the 
>like.  But what I need is actual throughput statistics as an on-going 
>measurement.  Thus stress tools are not applicable, nor is forced IO, 
>need to 'watch' the Samba performance over time. Was surprised that 
>smbstatus does not do this?  Would seem logical for it or similar tool 
>to do so?  There are various methods to watch just basic network 
>interface send/receive throughput, as an example so, surely there is 
>some way to do this for Samba.  I did find a few commercial solutions, 
>but no free methods?  CLI method would be nice, since I want to 
>forward statistics into Node Red.

I think pcp (Performance Co Pilot) has a Samba
module, and is Free Software.

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