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[Jan. 31st, 2007|11:16 pm]
Oh great interweb, I offer this information unto thee.

Windows file sharing coupled with smbfs mounting is slow. Very slow. On a 100Mbit switched link I was getting performance of about 2.2MB/sec actually transferring files.

I started getting angry, so I decided to grab cygwin1.dll and rsync.exe from somewhere, fire it up in daemon mode and retry the transfer. Now I'm fetching files at a rate of about 8MB/sec.


[User Picture]From: stevieg
2007-02-01 05:47 pm (UTC)
Weird... My storage box is running Windows XP, and transferring from my Linux box to the storage share (which is an attached USB drive) it maxes out the 100Mbit connection.

I am going to look into rsync though!
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[User Picture]From: hachi
2007-02-01 06:23 pm (UTC)
Well, this is a box running Vista I'm speaking of. So if you're able to max out a 100Mbit connection just fine, then this could be bad news for Vista. I did check that the CPU isn't maxing out, and yeah... it was running happily at like 15% utilization while this was running.
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[User Picture]From: hachi
2007-02-01 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, internal IDE hard disk as well.
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[User Picture]From: stevieg
2007-02-01 06:31 pm (UTC)
Transferring from SCSI to attached IDE (USB 2.0 connection ftw)
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