View Full Version : [all variants] poor performance of mounted samba share

January 5th, 2010, 06:47 PM
I access this share from nautilus, (SMB://server/share) :
Speed: 50MB/s (38sec to get a 2GB file).

then I mount it using mount -t CIFS //server/share -o ...
Speed: 22,3MB/s (1minute 25sec per 2GB)

Why is the mounted partition that extremely slow ?

(And "yes", I need it mounted, so rsync can access it.)

January 5th, 2010, 09:31 PM
It's purely in the protocols. SMB is historically a slower-to-react method of transmitting files due to required CPU usage and the man-in-the-middle methodology of how it delivers files. Does the device you're attempting to connect to support NFS? If so, I would try mounting the drive as an NFS share.

January 5th, 2010, 09:38 PM
it cannot be just protocol.

when I use nautilus, I connect to the very same server/share, (a windows 2003 server) - and it's fast, .. when I mount the device it's suddently much slower ? - cannot blame that on protocol.