Netware 5 Server very slow and hanging periodically
Posted on 2007-10-02
I need help with a slow Netware 5 server.
I recently recovered the Server from a power failure that corrupted the Directory Service. The DS could not be repaired nor accessed. I had to forcefully remove to re-install it. We recreated user accounts, printer queues, etc. All seemed okay for a day or so.
ARCServeIT 6.6 was remarked out of Autoexec.ncf because the module was failing to load due to a "cannot access" a "pfc.tmp" file in the ArcserveIT folder (This was before the DS re-install). I removed (maybe not a good idea) the file. Arcserve was re-installed. After what seemed like a few hours, the system slowed to a crawl and occasionally hangs for upto 5 mins at a time.
Using AdRem Server Manager 6.0, I tried to monitor the server. Whenever the server hangs, my connection to the server dies. After I finaly reconnects, no clue is seen as to why it hung (maybe I do not know how to find out why). CPU utilization is mostly around 3% with occassional spikes to 40%.
Memory utilization is mostly 46-50%.
Is there a log file somewhere to give some clues why it is hanging?
Also, even when I unload ArcserveIT (astop6), no difference, still slow and hanging. Do I need to uninstall to be sure this is not the source of the problem?
Any other ideas to help find the source of problem?