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We have ftp server installed on linux (CentOS).

Can anybody recommend any linux based benchmark (especially with a lot of writes) which can test performance of this ftp server ?

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Can't you just script you own? it'd be more realistic like that anyway? –  Chopper3 Oct 29 '10 at 21:29
    
In your script you could use something like wput. Put lots of files of varying sizes. –  Zoredache Oct 30 '10 at 0:45

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If you just want to find out what happens under load, try this in sh:

while true;
   do wget ftp://mysite.com/file;
done;

What exactly are you trying to benchmark? Download rates, or read/write rates? Your internet connection is almost certainly the bottleneck here, at least if your server hardware is anything remotely modern. If you're trying to benchmark your read/write rates to disk, then doing this test locally (run the program from the same server the FTP daemon is running on) will do the trick too.

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You are right - doing this locally does the same. –  przemol Aug 7 '12 at 21:27

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