Ubuntu Networking :: Copy Files From Samba Server To Windows Seven Media Center - Speed Too Slow
Feb 24, 2010
When i try to copy files from my samba server (Ubuntu 9.10) to my windows seven media center, the speed is extremely slow. So slow that is better to download 100mb file from the internet, than from my lan. And on my lan, every card and switch is at 1000 mbps speeds on cat5 cables. And from XP or other linux machine
I had a F14 samba server working flawlessly now for a quite time. Unexpectedly about a month ago the write speed slowed down around 64kbit/s and that's really slow. I haven't changed any configs, only updated the server. I've troubleshooted this from many angles: -It is not a network issue because sftp writes are good. -It is not a RAID1 issue because write speed from another directory (locally) are good. So basically samba is the only thing left.
Here's example from smb.conf: [MyShare] comment = My share path = /mnt/RAID_share writeable = yes browseable = yes writelist = +smbuser
Here's a snip from logs today: [2011/08/04 09:04:27.509273, 1] smbd/server.c:267(remove_child_pid) Scheduled cleanup of brl and lock database after unclean shutdown [2011/08/04 09:04:47.526336, 1] smbd/server.c:240(cleanup_timeout_fn) Cleaning up brl and lock database after unclean shutdown [2011/08/04 09:17:57.634660, 1] smbd/server.c:267(remove_child_pid) Scheduled cleanup of brl and lock database after unclean shutdown [2011/08/04 09:18:17.635196, 1] smbd/server.c:240(cleanup_timeout_fn) Cleaning up brl and lock database after unclean shutdown .....
1> i have centos5.4 fileserver. i synchronize my document of windows xp with fileserver through samba server. while synchronzing ,virus effected file are also get sync in fileserver . i scheduled copying in crontab also.meanwhile by synchronizing the fresh file get replaced by virus file.this result lost of my data.
is there is any solution to restrict virus file from copying through rsync....
2> is there is any program to compare size of files on samba server
In mi fstab file I mount a smb file server at boot. The code is: //<ip address>/data /home/eng-2/NAS smbfs credentials=/home/eng-2/.smbcredentials,dir_mode=0775,gid=1000,uid=1000 0 0 Transfer rate to the server is approx 100 KB/s Whilst transfer rate from the server 16 MB/s If I mount it from Places>connect to server. Both to and from speeds are 16 MB/s. Why is it so slow when mounted through fstab?
I have set up a file server (Ubuntu Server Edition) for our lab. People can connect to common Samba file shares from their personal laptops/desktops, which run either Windows Vista or Mac OSX. The guys with OSX have upload/download speeds of ~2 MB/s, while the Vista machines are slogging away at ~200kb/s for downloads and ~400kb/s for uploads. In both cases, the connection are through wired ethernet ports which should function identically. Since the Macs work fine on the same network, I assume this is a Vista issue.
I have tried troubleshooting one of the Vista machines by: 1. Turning off the Remove Differential Compression feature 2. Disabling autotuning following these instructions 3. Adding a registry key following the same link above.
But nothing has improved. Anybody have any advice on addition tweaks to the Vista machine? Is there a chance that this is actually a server-side/samba issue?
I have a LAN of about 70 computers that I would like to share media files between. I have gotten to the point with Samba that I can view the files without a username/password from client PC's. I would like to make all the folders read only except for one which will be writable for everyone. The thing that I am having a hard time with is allowing a couple of administrators (on Windows 7 machines) read/write access for all files/folders. I am completely new to Ubuntu and Samba so please make explanations thorough. Here is /etc/samba/smb.conf file:
I recently replaced my windows fileserver with one running Ubuntu. One thing I've noticed (which is a annoying) is that when I copy files between two samba shares from my windows machine, it copies the file through my PC to the new destination. On windows shares it just did some sort of local copy (ie it took about 2 seconds) rather than 3-4 minutes. Is this the normal behaviour, is there any way around it on Linux
I am having a very weird problem, of which I have never heard before. The problem, shortly (I will give details in the following), is that the copy speed between the partition in which I am running my Fedora and another partition where I store backup data is 50K/s, which is extremely slow (it has been usually around 10M/s, almost 200 times faster).
My laptop is a HP Pavillion Dv7 2080 ep, in which I have two disks of 250G. One of the disks is partitioned between two operational systems, Fedora 14 64 and Windows 7 64, and the other disk contains the above referred partition where I store my backups (lets call it backup disk). The problem happens ONLY when I try to copy anything from my home in Fedora to the backup disk. I first thought it could be a problem in the backup disk. Then I login into the windows and made a copy of some AVI files (3G approx) to the backup disk, which went normally, within a few seconds, thus eliminating this possibility. I try therefore to make the inverse process, a copy from the backup disk into my home folder in Fedora. It went normally, copying 4 G also within few seconds, actually with an excellent speed of 50M/s. After searching in google, I saw some people also complaining of slow copy speed (although they had 7M/s, more than 100 times faster than what I have now), and one cause could be that the source file system (in my case the Fedora home folder) would be near its full capacity. I therefore eliminate everything that I could, around 15G, and now I have like 20G of free disk space, which I think is more than enough for everything. However, the problem persists. Some people also said that it could be the type of files and/or amount of data. I therefore tried several kinds of files (from raw data files to AVI and RMVB regular video files), and several amounts of data (from single files with a few Megas to folders with 20G) and in all cases I had the same unacceptably low copy speed of 50K/s.
It seems to be a problem in the software, caused by the updates, since until 10 days ago it was everything ok. However, I usually make the updates whenever they appear but make my backups much less frequently. Therefore I don't know for sure what has changed in Fedora through the updates since the last backup I made, when everything was working fine.
After latest samba updates from updates-testing (F11) I can't copy any file from the network via samba: when copy process reaches almost end of the file, error message appears 'Invalid argument'. Such error happens with any read attempt on a network file - the last ~5% of a file can not be read.
I recently got my D-Link DWA-556 pci card working with my new desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit. Connection speed is good, but local network file transfer speeds are pitiful. I'm trying to copy some files from my laptop(also running 10.04) and I'm getting around 300-500 kb/s, which is actually lower than my typical download speeds. Anyone know what the problem might be? output of iwconfig is this:
I have just rewired my LAN using Cat 6 cables. Download- and Upload speeds to my main machine are great :However, it seems my LAN speed is very slow. when I copy large files from my main desktop pc to my mediaplayer, I only reach a speed of 3,7 MB/s in Ubuntu 10.10 using SMB protocol to connect to mediaplayer. I use a Sitecom WL351 Router that works fine as far as I can see. Using my dualboot Windows 7 I can copy the same large files using same setup (same pc to same mediaplayer) I can copy with almost 10 MB/s. I appreciate a little protocol overhead in Ubuntu, but this seems to be a little too much
I have a ViewSonic Windows Media PC. Would it be possible to get Ubuntu on it and get all of the information I need for the drivers that I'll have to somehow install to make it work on Ubuntu? I was going to work on an ancient POS but I can't get it to boot from USB and I have no CD-ROM for it.
I have recently put Ubuntu on a friend's computer. I can access the windows partition and everything through Ubuntu. When I go to restart, his Windows XP Media Center Edition is in the boot loader's list but when I go to boot into it all I get is a black screen with a flash _ at the top left. It then just continues to sit there. I was wondering if maybe GRUB was looking in the wrong spot for the OS.
Before I installed Linux he was having problems with Windows XP, which is one reason why I switched him to Ubuntu. For some reason his computer was booting his HP Recovery partition instead of his Windows partition on start up. I was hoping by putting Ubuntu on and using GRUB as a boot loader I would be able to load Windows and Ubuntu side by side as it is on my machine. Windows still doesn't work though I hope people can help me out. I know this isn't really an Ubuntu question but I was unsure where to post boot loader questions.
I'm having a strange problem with data transfers between systems. I have a file server + my desktop. Both are running Debian 8.3. I have a samba share running on the file server and I mount the shares on my desktop on boot via /etc/fstab
When I copy a file using the nautilus from my home folder (on my HDD) on my desktop to the mounted network location, my transfers start out at gigabit speeds 80MB/s-90MB/s for a couple seconds and then drop down to about 8MB/s
But when I terminate the transfer and then use scp to transfer the same file, I get consistent gigabit speed throughout the transfer. I am not sure what is going on.
I'm trying to set up a fileserver on my 10.04 machine, and access the files from Windows 7 via wifi. I can see everything alright, but the transfer speed to Windows never gets higher than 70KBps. Both computers can access the web at 800+KBps. I've also checked with an OS X machine on the same network, which was also extremely slow, so I'm fairly sure that the problem is on the server's side.
i have amd athlon x2 3gb RAM ddr2 two hdd one 80gb other 1tb in this computer i got only ubuntu all disk in EXT4.i want to copy 10gb many file of 700mb or 1gb ( many linux ISO )the transfer is 1mb/s this is SOOO SLOW.i did a touch /forcefsck just in case but nothing happen it is still slow!!what might be the problem ??
I recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu to setup a home media server. Previously, I was running a Windows Home Server. I added a new HD and mounted it during installation. This was ext2. I think mounted my 2 drives that had NTFS partitions on them from the Windows home server and copied all of my files over to the new ext2 partition. Everything looked great. I then re-partitioned by two old Windows Home Server Drives to ext3 partitions to setup a new file system for storage.
This is when the bad news became evident. While all of my .jpg, .mpeg, etc. files are there on my ext2 file system, I can not open them anymore. All programs (IE, paint, windows media player, Itunes, Photoshop, MS Office, etc.) are unable to open files they normally process. Did I somehow lose part of the files (a header, attribute or something) during this copy process?
I am experiencing the slow transfer speed from my Lenny to Windows 7. Both of my NIC's are oboard Nvidia nForce 1GBPs. For example 200MB transfer from Win to Lenny (default samba shares) takes about a minute, while the other way around takes an hour!!!. I get similar transfer behavior through sFTP.
Can somebody clarify if the problem is in NIC drivers, MTU (I can't set it up higher than 1500), or smb.conf settings
I have a Centos 5.3 server with Samba file shares and a shared Samba printer. I am not running a domain.
I recently changed my windows desktop pc from an XP machine to a vista 64 machine... It has a different user name. Everything went pretty smoothly - and the and the vista machine found the smba printer - and even downloaded the driver from the samba server. he printer works OK - and the file shares are fine.
The only thing which is quite odd - is that the Printer Properties dialogue takes more than 30 seconds to come up - and every action you attempt with the dialogue takes a similar amount of time.
I have installed Wubi (Ubuntu 10.10) recently. It takes more time to boot than Windows. But my main concern is that my browsing speed is much slower compared to that on Windows 7. How can this be resolved?
I just installed Ubuntu server 9.04 and am try to get it all set up but Ive run into a snag with Samba. I cant delete, add, or change files from my windows machine like I could before. Here is my minimalist Samba config that I used on my old ubuntu server:
[global] server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu) security = SHARE map to guest = Bad User obey pam restrictions = Yes
Im sure its just one small thing Im forgetting..Its been a while since I played around with my server!
I am trying to see share files on my windows machine to my linux machine. I would like an answer to how to fix the problem. This is where i am at i am using my own network to learn who to use nmap properly. I ping my whole network with nmap -sS -O. Then i used nmblookup -a which gave me the infromation i needed. Then i run smbclient -L computername -I ip address -N
This will not show me the windows os this only show me my laptop. What can i change for this to show me the other computer on this network. The port i am wanting is open. I want to be able to mount the share files and move them to my computer i am going to use the commands put and get to move the files when i am able to get to the smb: >
I'm trying to make my music directory, located on my Ubuntu box, available to all the windows clients (Windows 7, to be specific) located around the apartment. It seems to work fine, I can see and read from the shares from my windows box, but deleting files doesn't work, I just get a permission denied.I've tried being as lenient as I can in the smb.conf, as well as setting 777 on the affected files, nothing changes. I've read, from my various googling, that the octal file permissions aren't as important as the samba permissions. Okay fine, but how do I tell samba to ignore permissions and let everyone delete files? I've read that samba works with samba users, but again, I don't care about users, I just want a global share that anyone can connect to and read (and delete) files.
Here's my smb.conf file: http:[url]...As you can see, I've played around a bit with options, but I just can't seem to get anything to work.
I am using ubuntu 10.04 .I tried to share my files on windows network using samba , I changed theworkgroup name in samba configuration file ..but it dint work for me will you please tell me the exact procedure to share the files on windows network ..
I have just formated and did a fresh install to start all over. I installed Ubuntu 9.1 and everything went fine but the network. The computer serve as a NAS and MediaPlayer. When getting a file from the server, I get a speed of 40-60mb/sec, which are good for a Gigabit network. When I try to put a file in, the speed can't pass more than 1mb/sec and often stop.
When using launchpad and the ubuntu daily build website it is very slow. I get 1.2mb/s normally and the speed drops quickly to 0kb/s This is the case from any version of ubuntu that is installed on my laptop.In windows it is no problem, equally there is no problem from a live cd or an install on my external hard disk. Is canonical blacklisting/slow listing my ip?
I am behind a university network but am sure this problem occurs at home .I did a clean install and had no problem until about an hour ago. When I tried to re download a project using bzr my speed instantly ropped.I had downloaded it fine a couple of hours ago. I hope that someone can shine some light on this, its very hard to work on projects if I can't download them.