Network File Servers - Slower the more shares you create? (Folders vs Shares)
Posted on 2011-09-29
A work colleague claimed that the more shares you hang off of a windows, unix or appliance file server (all of type CIFS), the worse performance it gets. Is there any truth to this? Please provide technical references.
\\fileserver1\ has 200 shares, with a total of 1GB of data
\\fileserver2\ has 1 share, with 200 subfolders, and also has a total of 1GB of data
According to my colleague's claim, fileserver2 would function significantly faster.