Transfer Over Samba Getting Slower and Slower

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Transfer Over Samba Getting Slower and Slower

Post#1 by cttan » 21 Apr 2013, 05:54

Hi,

I have this problem where the transfer over samba from Porteus to a Windows 7 Home PC is getting slower and slower. Speed reduced from 30 over megs to less than 1 megs at time. :(

Pls see screen shot here:-
http://postimg.org/image/3lc6t360l/

FYI I am transferring movie file with size ranging from 500MB to 2GB plus one at a time.

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Re: Transfer Over Samba Getting Slower and Slower

Post#2 by fanthom » 21 Apr 2013, 12:23

hi cttan,

KDE tools may not be accurate, i think KDE is buffering in RAM first which is fast and then sending to destination device/folder which is slower. please copy some large file with 'mc' (in cli) and check if transfer also goes down with time.
'mc' should show the real transfer speed.
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Re: Transfer Over Samba Getting Slower and Slower

Post#3 by cttan » 24 Apr 2013, 02:35

Hi fanthom,

It seems like it is KDE problem. It I use MC, the transfer speed is more stable.

I noticed that the it is happening to local copy between disk to thumb drive as well. So it is not a Samba issue.

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