[Samba] System Requirements for Samba?

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Mon Jan 30 18:22:24 UTC 2023

Hi Rob,

USB drives is something my FX-6300 does not like very much running Xen. 
USB under Xen is not very intuitive and it's at best very quirky. If 
there is a USB drive connected to a Xen guest, it may fail to disconnect 
when the OS is going down, either for reboot or for power off. Then it 
hangs indefinitely. I guess XenServer or XCP-NG is better, but I will 
not put a bet on that. About KVM, I haven't got any experience, but it's 
a Linux kernel thing, so it's probably handled much more in a standard 
Linux way.

I would avoid USB drives as much as possible in a virtualization 

Best regards,


On 30.01.2023 19:02, Rob Campbell via samba wrote:
> Peter,
> Off topic but did you have a problem restarting the FX-6300 when there was
> a USB drive connected?  It won't start so if I restart it remotely or power
> goes out, it won't boot back up.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> In all things, Be Intentional.
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2023 at 1:54 PM Peter Milesson via samba <
> samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> On 29.01.2023 19:08, Rob Campbell via samba wrote:
>>> This was my reference
>>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Operating_System_Requirements
>>> I need to rebuild my system due to package corruptions and
>> unintentionally
>>> "upgrading" to sid from bullseye, I figured I'd take this time to do
>> things
>>> right.  Although this is only for home personal use, everyone keeps
>> saying
>>> that I shouldn't run my file server on my DC so I want to build a minimal
>>> server to host 2 vms, one for the DC and the other for the file server.
>>> I have an old FX-6300 with 32Gb RAM.  Is that enough to run 3 servers, 1
>>> host and 2 vms for home use only? I have separated partitions but I have
>>> also segregated data.  My data for my file server is spanned over 2
>> drives
>>> and / and /home is on another [currently].  I suspect I will add the data
>>> as storage to the file server vm along with a portion of the other drive
>>> for / and /home and the DC will only have / and /home.  If Debian
>>> requirements is 10GB HD and 2GB RAM, how much more is needed for Samba DC
>>> and how much more is needed for Samba file server?
>>> *Debian System Requirements*
>>>      - Minimum RAM: 512MB.
>>>      - Recommended RAM: 2GB.
>>>      - Hard Drive Space: 10 GB.
>>>      - Minimum 1GHz Pentium processor.
>>> Oct 19, 2021
>>> A Fresh Installation of Debian 11 Bullseye - Tecmint
>>> <https://www.tecmint.com/debian-installation-guide/>
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>> In all things, Be Intentional.
>> Hi Rob,
>> I scrapped my FX-6300 with 16GB of RAM a little more than a year ago.
>> Basically, it was a virtualization server running Xen (CentOS 7.9), and
>> then I had a few VMs permanently running: mail server with Postfix and
>> Dovecot (Slackware based), Samba AD-DC based on Debian Buster, Samba
>> file server (2TB storage), also based on Debian Buster, Windows 10
>> (light development for barcode equipment). There were still a few Gbytes
>> of RAM free for a Linux Slackware VM, or a Windows XP x64 installation.
>> So, with your 32 GB of RAM, no problem really. But since I replaced that
>> rig with a new one (AMD Ryzen 7 5700G), I have been saving about 20% on
>> my electricity bills. My home server is running round the clock, and the
>> FX-6300 is quite power hungry.
>> HTH.
>> Peter
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