I'm sorry if this is a repeat post, seems my first attempt failed...
A little context first.
Firstly, I have inherited one of the classic networks from hell. Amongst a number of other things, I discovered that the majority of the clients data, including a heap of compliance data, is currently stored on one up USB drives being shared via Samba to the rest of the clients (and not being backed up).
To help me sleep at night, I've thrown together a linux files server with two raid 5 arrays to put this data on, and to avoid having to remap all of the client machines thought it should be OK to unmount the USB disks, after rsyncing the data to the file serve, and nfs mounting the new mount points in their place.
This seemed to work Ok with some quick testing, however, today I discovered that my users are having terribly trouble opening files across this arrangement with the file transfer rate being very very slow.
I don't see any problem with direct nfs mounting of the disks (from my linux box) but via the samba shares it is totally unusable.
I did use the default setting in both export and mount points no will play tonight with some of the options I have found on google, but am thinking I'll have to roll back for tomorrow at least.
Should I be able to do this? I can't see why not, as I'd guess it would be the sort of thing that would be done for a NAS system anyway.
Any advice? Please?