Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 26th Mar 2011 02:00 UTC
Mac OS X When you run smbd -V on your Snow Leopard installation, you'll see it's running SAMBA version 3.0.28a-apple. While I'm not sure how much difference the "-apple" makes, version 3.0.28a is old. Very old. In other words, it's riddled with bugs. Apple hasn't updated SAMBA in 3 years, and for Lion, they're dumping it altogether for something homegrown. The reason? SAMBA is now GPLv3.
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RE[2]: GPLv3
by vtolkov on Sat 26th Mar 2011 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE: GPLv3"
vtolkov
Member since:
2006-07-26

It's actually been my experience that the opposite is true. A Windows to Windows copy is slower than a Windows to Linux or even a Linux to Linux (though why you'd use Samba between two Linux machines, I'll never know.

The reason is, probably, is that windows reserves part of the band, something about 30%, for other communications. And performance will depend from file size. It is particularly slow with small files. In our scenarios th difference would be with servers: i have slow server and fast clients, you, probably, fast server.

Actually for backups I use rsync. It is the fastest way, if you configure it correctly, and it is available on all platforms. And it uses entire band on windows.

Sorry for typos, typed on ipad.

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RE[3]: GPLv3
by leech on Sun 27th Mar 2011 17:59 in reply to "RE[2]: GPLv3"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Agreed, that's what I use, rsync is fast and easy.

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