I just took the plunge and moved an application from NT to a samba server.
The following are the specifics:
Original server was NT 4.0 sp5 IBM Pent Pro 200 with AHA 2940 and 256mb ram.
My test samba server is AMD 400 with 6 gb IDE. So the ibm server is a real server and my samba server is really just a workstation.
The application I hosted is GoldMine which is a contact manager that used .dbf files for data and a program written in "C" for the client.
I setup about 6 users. Because of how it works this program opens about 40 files when it starts. It opens all the dbf and index files on startup.
I have noticed a significant slowdown after moving the application. It seems to be most noticeable when starting the program and more noticable when more users are logged in.
The following is my smb.conf file.
Is all of this performance loss explained by less memory and IDE drive?
Are there setting I should change?
What should I do to improve performance in what order?
# Global parameters
workgroup = SOFTDESIGNS
netbios name = SAMBA1
encrypt passwords = Yes
map to guest = Bad Password
guest account = ftp
path = /home/public
read only = No
guest ok = Yes