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#1 sherl0k

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:41 PM

I'm tempted to use NFS instead of SAMBA for running a file server, I've seen some reports that it may be faster for transferring files. In my case, I want to see if applying WIM files over a NFS share is more efficient than using SAMBA.

I can create an NFS share on my Ubuntu Linux box but is there a plugin, or a way to access the NFS share via WinPE? I'm not using a custom build, just straight WinPE. I see this: http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en but I'm not sure if there's a way to inject it.

Does anyone have any experience in this?

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:21 PM

I'm tempted to use NFS instead of SAMBA for running a file server, I've seen some reports that it may be faster for transferring files. In my case, I want to see if applying WIM files over a NFS share is more efficient than using SAMBA.

I can create an NFS share on my Ubuntu Linux box but is there a plugin, or a way to access the NFS share via WinPE? I'm not using a custom build, just straight WinPE. I see this: http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en but I'm not sure if there's a way to inject it.

Does anyone have any experience in this?


Windows 7 has a nfs client built in.
Might be easier to build a winpe based on windows7?

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:52 PM

Hi sherl0k
I have an XP machine with a shared drive and a SAMBA server on my network

NFS = XP machine Used for Backup only with a Mirrored Drive via Robocopy.
GIGABYTEGA-G31M-ES2L Core 2 Quad/ Intel G31/ FSB1333/ DDR2-800/ A&V&GbE/ MATX Motherboard
DualCore Intel Pentium D 945, 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
512MBx2 DDR2 PC2-6400 240-Pin 800Mhz = 1013 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Disk Drive Maxtor 7H500F0 (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive ST3750640NS (750 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) = Shared Drive
Disk Drive ST3750640NS (750 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) = Mirrored Drive
Disk Drive ST3750640NS (750 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)


SAMBA = Smoothwall modded with Samba Server
E-Machine T3120 AMD Sempron 3100+
Zonet ZEN3301E 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 32-Bit Network Adapter 1 x RJ45
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833130004 $7.99
LSPCI identifies as; Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
The Zonet ZEN3301E worked out of the box for the Smoothwall, May be different for your distro
Based upon linux 2.6 kernel. Linux smoothwall 2.6.16.60-1

These are all PATA
Disk /dev/hda: 41.1 GB = Smoothwall
Disk /dev/hdb: 41.1 GB = Shared
Disk /dev/hdc: 100.0 GB = Shared
Disk /dev/hdd: 61.4 GB = Shared

I use ext3 on my drives.
The main difference between ext2 and ext3 is that ext3 has journaling
which helps protect it from errors when the system crashes. ?

The Samba server is of course much slower due to old hardware, I can get
Transfer speeds of about 1M on Smoothwall, XP machine transfers in excess of 10M
I haven't tried NFS because I want the security, SAMBA is much more difficult.
Make sure your network has Gigabit cards and set Jumbo Frame to highest settings.
I would venture to say that NFS vs Samba would still be dependent on hardware.

I can access the samba shares right through PENetwork Running in VirtualBox by mapping the drives.
Use the editor on PENetwork script, or PENetwork.exe /profileeditor.

Or you can use; net use z: \\SMOOTHIE\share /u:Administrator Password
You will have to have accounts on the Samba to access the shares.
Just write a batch file for net use, include it in your build, put a shortcut to it on desktop.
No need for script, all files can be accessed, edited, read, even ran from Shares.




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