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Old 01-23-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
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SOHO Samba Server Hardware Requirements


Hey everyone,

I've been given the green light at work to build, setup and maintain a samba file server. We have about 10 concurrent users and often use files that are roughly 150-300 megs.

My question is how do I go about figuring out what speed processor and how much ram will I need? I did check out the samba.org site and found some good data on ram requirements. Doesn't really take much. But the processor requirements... I don't really know how to measure whether or not the cpu will be bogged down by traffic.

I guess I'm mostly curious about how much cpu does a samba server take? I'm sure this is a little more complicated and may not be easily determined, but any input is happily accepted.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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Is this machine also going to be a domain controller? I have about 20 concurrent users on samba server. Here are the specs:

Abit AN-M2 mobo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
4GB DDR2 RAM
4 300GB SATA drives RAID5 hotswap
4U rackmount case
700w power supply
2nd Gigibit NIC card
CentOS 5


never had any complaints

if this is mission critical put in redundant power supply

good luck
 
Old 02-05-2008, 03:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info.

Yeah, it will be a PDC. Here's what I have planned.
Tyan S3950 mobo
AMD AM2 Opteron 2.0 Ghz
2 GB DDR2
2 150 GB SATA (RAID 1)
Debian 4.0 (etch)

I think I'm on target.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 07:37 AM   #4
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plenty. good choice on the OS too. Always been a fan of Debian

Good luck
 
Old 11-06-2008, 06:34 AM   #5
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Tyan Tomcat H1000S with CentOS 5

You're using a Tyan Tomcat H1000S motherboard? If so did you manage to get a current distro working with it? I'm thinking of using this board but the driver support at Tyan ended with RHEL4 = CentOS4.
 
  


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