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Slow Apache when transfering files

Posted on 2007-11-19
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Hey guys/gals,

I have just installed a new Hp proliant win 2003 SBS server. So far, with the help of the experts on this site, the active directory seems to be running fine.

However, when i'm transferring files via windows (eg. during the restore process when I was transferring stuff from an old pc), Apache was veeerrrryyyy slow...

3 copy and paste jobs were running at the same time (on the same pc) transferring 3 movie files (i.e. big transfer).

When i tried to connect to my website from another pc, throughput from apache was VERY slow however i could browse the file shares on the server ok.....

any help would be appreciated

many thanks

Jonny
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by:cj_1969
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How is your server configured?  As a file server or application server?
My guess is that it is configured as a file server there by giving file copying and browsing a higher priority than the Apache service that is running in the background.

With those files copying to the server there is limited resources available on the network interface, it is already time sharing between those three transfers. It sounds like responding to web requests for Apache is taking a backseat to the file functions.

Does it respond ok when you are not transferring files?  If so, then chances are everything is working correctly.  You might need to look at optimizing the server for what its primary function is, if not file transfers.

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by:jonnytabpni
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ok cheers

it's currently configured at what Small Business Server comes as default.

Yes, apache seems to be working fine when no files are being transfered.

How do I go about setting network prioities?

many thanks
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by:jonnytabpni
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ok the problem jsut got worse!!!

when transfering files, pretty much EVERYTHING else doesn't really work (by everything i mean like http,email etc..etc..) and this include other file transfers!!

Infact, when someone tries to access apache or web based email, the file transfer which would be occuring drops "The location is no longer available".

Please help
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Check your antivirus ... try disabling that and see if things impove.
If they are large binary files then your AV could be killing the performance.
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while this is happening try bring up the resource monitor and see what is taking up the resources ... this should give you an indication as to what is causing the problem.  Then we can figure out how to resolve it.
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Had an issue with the Disk cache
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