This doesn't look right to me. The basic mount command should look like this
Originally Posted by Thegmandrive
mount -t cifs //server/share mount_point
Cat5E is marginal at gigabit speeds.
Then I used this command to copy
cp -Rpv Documents "Documents backup"
I am using a gigabit Ethernet Intel PWLA8391GT PRO/1000 GT PCI Network Adapter. And I am using Cat5E
You might want to consider monitoring the system with dstat and iperf during the transfer.
Before coming to this forum, I did try some extra research and did try a couple configuration Changes. Based on an Article by Samba
For Example,I have tried adding this criteria at one point
Adding this criteria did in fact increase the speeds, but then it drops again. I even tried at one point setting the socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
but that actually decreased the speed. I just can't figure out why it will transfer at 34 megs a second for 2 min... and then it drops to 2megs a second for the rest of the time, and then I have to restart my entire system to get the 34 meg speeds again.
I have to agree with @lukeiamyourfather, I don't think Samba (used correctly) is your problem. I have no experience with ESXI so I can't comment on that.