Posted on 2008-11-18
Good Afternoon Everyone,
Here is my situation:
I have a site in Tampa Bay that is connected to a central site in Lexington, KY. The connection between the 2 is a point to point T-3 line. They are connected via 7200 series Cisco routers and 4500 series switches. The internal networks are all GB ethernet.
We are trying to re-establish SQL Replication between the sites and to do so, we need to copy the snapshot of the DB from TB to Lexington in a timely manner. The DB in zipped for will be between 40-50GB.
When we start a normal copy (windows), we get around T-1 line speeds. This would mean it would take over 3 days to copy. We can't seem to break that T-1 barrier for a SINGLE file transfer and have determined that it is due to the fact that we are not using multiple threads for the copy.
My question is, are there any settings on the router to help better performance or at least allow a thread to take up more bandwidth (even if it's only temporary)?
Does this question make sense?