Subject: Re: hardware advise ( Samba file server )
To: Gilles Gravier <>
From: dieter roelants <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/30/2006 15:06:37
On 04/28/06 06:49:56, Gilles Gravier wrote:
> If you are going to serve files, I would definitely mirror disks =20
> given the low cost of disks these days. Save on CPU/RAM get 2 disks. =20
> :)
> If you are only doing SAMBA, you don't need more than 512MB of RAM. =20
> 2GB is way overkill. If your SAMBA file server is not running X11, =20
> you can even get away safely with only 256 MB of RAM (NetBSD is a =20
> very slim OS).

For a file server, you really want more RAM than 256 MB, for file =20
cache. I don't think 2 GB is overkill.


> Since you are doing SAMBA, your bottleneck will not be CPU but rather =20
> the Windows machines you are serving on the other side. You will most =20
> likely not get more than 200kbps on the Windows machines... so you =20
> can easily get away with even less than a 2GHz CPU. Get the cheapest =20
> CPU you can find. (I have a preference for AMD).
> Gilles.