[mythtv-users] SMB or NFS?

Boyd II, Willy wboyd at fulbright.com
Fri Sep 24 14:11:39 EDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of J.D. Bakker
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 12:50 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] SMB or NFS?
> >I'm trying to move to a separate frontend/backend system, and I want 
> >to store everything on the backend's disk....does anyone have a 
> >recommendation for SMB over NFS, or vice versa, in terms of 
> >stability, ease of setup, or anything else??  SMB looks like it 
> >would be a little easier to use with my Mac OS X boxes, but if NFS 
> >is clearly better I can go that way.
> I have had very few problems mounting NFS exports on my PowerBook 
> (10.2). Offhand I'd say that since NFS is more 'UNIXy' than SMB, it 
> may well be the better choice for sharing files between two flavors 
> of UNIX.

I know this is highly dependent on NFS mount options, but I never came
up with a good recipe that behaved well across sleeping/waking the
Powerbook.  SMB turned out to be much more forgiving (and just as fast
for me), so I went with that.

- Willy

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