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The SAMBA eXPerience 2020 will take place from May 26th – 28th 2020 in Goettingen, Germany. It will be the 19th international SAMBA conference for users and developers. Attendees can meet the SAMBA Team, discussed requirements, new features and get an update on current developments.

New for this year's event: the SMB3 Interoperability Lab (IO Lab) from May 24th -29th, 2020, Co-located with SambaXP!
The purpose of the IO Lab is for vendors to bring their implementations of SMB3 to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting with the goal of providing a forum in which companies can develop interoperable products. Microsoft and SerNet provide and support networks and infrastructure for
the Interoperability Lab, creating a collaborative framework for testing. The participants of the Interoperability Lab work together to define the testing process, assuring that objectives are accomplished.

The SerNet/Microsoft SMB3 IO Lab offers:

  • the latest Windows client and server software from Microsoft, including test suites that help verify interoperability on various features of SMB3 protocols
  • technical support from SMB3 engineers to look at traces and help with diagnosing problems
  • interoperability Lab participants are covered by a non-disclosure agreement and entry is restricted to registrants only

The event is organised by SerNet.


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Call for Papers and Deadlines

Please note the following deadlines concerning paper submission:

  • until February 29th, 2020: call for papers
  • until March 8th, 2020: notification of accepted talks

Preparations for the 2020 SAMBA eXPerience Conference are under way. SerNet and the SAMBA Team wish to receive submissions of interest and proposals for papers, presentations, and talks about SAMBA and the broader challenges of data management at the sambaXP 2020 conference.

There will be opportunity for technical talks, user reports, presentations, and technical papers. Preference is given to English language materials, although proposals in other languages will be gladly considered.

A talk should last 45 minutes including discussion.

Paper registration and paper submission can be done online only via the registration form on this Website. You may upload your presentation (any format, PDF or PostScript is preferred) together with the paper registration. After acceptance by the program committee, your contribution will be published in a conference transcript as handout.

Topics of interest include:

Data Management:

  • Special Business Solutions with Samba
  • File and object storage technology developments
    • Large capacity file storage search and index
    • Open Source solutions that facilitate file life cycle management
    • Distributed storage management
  • Meeting future challenges
    • Performance optimization
    • Project roadmaps and how to achieve them
    • The changing shape of file usage
    • Development Projects Overview
    • Mobile file storage methods involving Samba
  • Selling Open System Infrastructure File Services
    • How to get the right Support for your organization
    • Meeting HelpDesk needs.

Technology Spectrum:

  • Authentication and Identity Management
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Getting the best out of the Samba Directory Server (DS)
    • Integration with external LDAP servers
    • Samba DS use with Microsoft ADS
  • Handling extreme data sets
  • Samba SMB 3 implementation
  • Samba Clustering for High-Availability & High-Performance
  • How to keep your protocols current, your systems secure, and avoid downtime
  • File systems and Clustered file systems
    • The things that really matter
    • Upset recovery
    • Data protection
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Use of snapshot file systems
    • Use of versioned file systems
    • Virtualization and NAS systems


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Program Committee

Chairman of the 19th samba eXPerience conference is Jeremy Allison – one of the founding members of the Samba Team.

The program of talks and other contributions is supervised by the program committee:

  • Jeremy Allison, Google
  • Stefan Kania, author
  • Thomas Pfenning, Microsoft
  • Karolin Seeger, SerNet

Local Organizing Committee

The local organizing committee (LOC) is responsible for all activities during the conference:

  • Ms. Dr. Chen-Yu Lin, SerNet
  • Mr. Dr. Johannes Loxen, SerNet

Do not hesitate to contact them via loc@remove-this.sambaxp.org.



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sambaXP is organised by SerNet:

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Managing Directors: Dr. Johannes Loxen, Reinhild Jung

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