This is a discussion on Re: [Samba] Samba Restrictions - Samba ; Ryan Bair wrote: > I have single directories with over 100,000 entries and about 4 > million files on the system total spanning about 15TB. I don't think > you should have a problem. Only problem I have is that ...
Ryan Bair wrote:
> I have single directories with over 100,000 entries and about 4
> million files on the system total spanning about 15TB. I don't think
> you should have a problem. Only problem I have is that directory
> listings take a while with 100K entries but that's to be expected.
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 9:11 AM,
>> I'm hopping you can give me some advice, I work for a Financial Institute
>> and we are very interested in implementing Samba as a file server running on
>> AIX 5.3. Before we can think about implementing this we need to no if Samba
>> has any limitation on number of folders, files and shares. The current file
>> storage system is running on Windows 2003 server and has somewhere in the
>> region of 51,000 folders and 450,000 files taking up 200GB would samba be
>> able to cope with this?
>> Your feedback would be appreciated.
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Just be careful that you pick a file system with enough inodes. I think
reiserfs has a great number of inodes and will handle multiple small
files quickly; although, it is... cranky; I assume if you're a financial
institute you have redundant everything and incremental backups
constantly chugging off site, so it shouldn't be too much of a risk.
Just make sure you don't drop the power, reiserfs will need to replay
the journal and might need a fsck tree rebuild if you ever shut down
while it's still mounted. I hear XFS also has many of these traits (and
is somewhat more mature, although I think it has an issue on AIX, IIRC
something isn't supported... snapshotting, perhaps?), as does JFS.
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