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Old 09-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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read write priority samba nfs

Hi all,

this is my first post on this forum, so please surprise me with a superb idea! :-)

I have an HP GL380 with an MSA20 connected for storage space, we use it as an nas unit. The system is SLES 10.

We use both NFS and SMB for file sharing, no special users and so. We are 8-10 users of the machine. We store both large and small files such at thumbnails and disk images.

Now, my problem. IŽd like to give more priority for reading files on the server, so a user can look at pictures without problem, and if another user is writing an image file of an disk (10-1000 GB) this writing process should get less priority. The most important is always reading files, to get the job done.

Any hints how i can do it, in samba, nfs or over all in the system?
Old 09-11-2009, 09:08 AM   #2
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I this is a network issue rather than a system issue. Your DL380 should be able to handle fibre channel connections for Gigabit transfers.

The question I have is what equipment is used for the network. Are your PC's using 10/100MB or 100/1000MB network cards. Second is your network infrastruction using CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6 Cableling for their back bone withing the building not just at the Network Backbone. What kind of switches/routers you are using to connect the users??

Is your DL380 using RAID5 or higher?

As far as priority you can set priority for particular programs with nice and renice commands.

Hope this helps a little bit.


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