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I have installed Samba on one of our older Dell boxes, but it does have the SCSI RAID 5 config. My sample 13 MB data file took over a minute ...
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    Testing HD Performance


    I have installed Samba on one of our older Dell
    boxes, but it does have the SCSI RAID 5 config.

    My sample 13 MB data file took over a minute to
    copy back/forth to the Samba server. While our
    Windows boxes can handle the task in < 10 sec.

    Is there a way to test the HD performance of a
    Linux box, to see if that is the problem? Or is a
    good Samba tuning session a good idea? I have
    not done anything beyond basic share setups.

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    Is that a software or hardware RAID5?
    IDE disks can be tested with e.g. "hdparm -Tt /dev/hda".
    It seems really, really weird, but I can't say more without details.

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    The issue was related to our Cisco Catalyst switch.
    We changed around some hard-coded parameters
    and the LAN speeds rocket now. Apparently having
    hard-coding on the Cisco switch and running "auto"
    on workstations/servers is NOT the way to go.

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    There you see... I wouldn't have guessed that.

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