Network drive server does not respond - client computer stops as well

Posted on 2004-11-12
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We have one server which has all of our network drives on it. We also installed an Iomega Rev drive on this server, to make backups. It turns out that the Iomega software completely overtakes the system, making the system not responding anymore. I know I could move the Rev drive to another system, and in the end I will probably do so. The problem is that we mapped some of those network drives on client computers. Those computers stop responding as well. They come to a complete halt, or it takes up to 20 minutes before something happens.

I was wondering whether there are other alternatives than to move the drive to another server?
Question by:grexx
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smallcheese earned 1000 total points
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I'm afraid it doesn't sound like it.  If the system is being churned by the processes associated with this drive, you will need to move the drive elsewhere, or else find a way of making it run smoothly (possibly driver/software updates for the drive).  All remote connections to the machine will also be having an effect on the server with regards to processing time, HDD access and memory utilisation, which from the sounds of it your Iomega software it stealing all of!

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