Slow performance with intense activity with SBS 2003 server.
Posted on 2009-07-14
We currently have a single Viglen Blade Windows 2003 SBS, with 8 users connected to it. The connection is as follows :-
We have the 8 users connected to a Sisco Catalyst 2960G series managed switch, via a 1Gbit copper link. This in turn is linked to a currently unknow switch, but is probably the same as above, via a fibre link. This leg is around 250m long. The second switch is then linked to the server via a 1Gbit copper link.
The activities for this network include, moving large data files of around 700Mb chuncks, totalling around 50Gb at a time, and once moved to the server, these are then interrogated quite intensively accross the network.
Users are reporting that this is running very slowly, which does not surprise me, but the question is, is there anything we can do to speed this up.
The server has has just over 30Tb of storage, partitioned into 3, and is also configured in a RAID. (not sure which right now, but if it is significant I can find out).
Any advice would be much appreciated.