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Re: [SLE] Network File Systems
  • From: "Jeffrey L. Taylor" <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:12:31 -0600
  • Message-id: <20050315201231.GE13435@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Quoting Chiu, PCM (Peter) <P.C.M.Chiu@xxxxxxxx>:
>
> Is there a more efficient networked file system
> other than NFS and samba?
>
> The two both work, but can be rather slow for large transfers.
>

To paraphase the Mutt MUA logo, "All network file systems suck, some
suck more than others." Having tried NFS, Samba, and AFS over the
years, all of them are slow and unreliable. Rsync is fast, reliable,
and great IF you can remember not to work on the same file on both
ends.

One thing to check, make sure your network is solid, and all links are
running 100 or 1000Gbps, full duplex. And any switches or hubs have
plenty of backplane bandwidth.

Just my $0.02USD,
Jeffrey

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