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Speed up Samba file copying speeds
Authored by: Baguerra on Nov 30, '05 03:53:17AM

One quick clarification on my last post for those that might get confused...

Adding the "large readwrite = no" line to a machine's smb.conf file will increase the performance of THAT machine when it is acting as a server. In the examples I gave above, I was doing all of the copying to and from the Linux box from my Mac, so the change only had to be made on the Linux box (since it is the server). When I tested in reverse (copying files to and from the Mac while using my Linux box), performance was poor again. Adding the "large readwrite = no" line to the Mac smb.conf smoothed things out as expected.

So, in short, change smb.conf on both machines.

I'm sure 99% of the people here know this already, but I just wanted to avoid any potential confusion. Also, I do not have a Windows box on my network, so I can not say if this change will affect file sharing performance with those machines.



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