I have a Debian box on which iv plugged in a usb external hard drive formated with NTFS. This HDD is 2TB. I mounted that usb drive using mount:
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdf1 /media/backup
I then shared that mount using samba and my Windows 7 laptop can see it perfectly. This is what I see:
The problem is the upload speed (which is around 1MB/s). Please notice that this is a local network and regarding to what this popup says, it will take me an hour to upload a 4GB file to another computer that is just a couple of foot from me via a WiFi-G connection (my laptop uses WiFi, but the Debian box is connected directly on the linksys router):
I think this is a problem because when the usb drive is plugged in directly to my Windows 7 laptop, I can transfer at 30MB/s.
Also, while connected via SSH during the upload progress, I noticed that my Debian Box was slower than normal in returning the prompt but I dont understand that if I look at the following stats:
Here is some revelant top results i took during the upload progress:
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 5926 root 20 0 6204 1488 680 S 2 0.1 0:13.60 mount.ntfs-3g 8095 jonathan 20 0 20012 4404 3568 S 1 0.4 0:08.92 smbd
So the problem is not a CPU utilization of memory issue. And here is the CPU load:
23:46:24 up 3:32, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.02, 0.00
Finally, this is the config file (/etc/samba/smb.conf):
[backup] comment = Backup Drive path = /media/backup writable = yes browsable = yes guest ok = no read only = no create mask = 0775 directory mask = 0775
If this can help, here is my linksys router config:
Thanks a lot and feel free to request any piece of log file or other stuff.