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Slow Disk Server 2003

Hi,

1 of my clients Domains controller (server 2003) has be acting strangly it is a HP ML370 GS running on a P400 raid controller Mirrored. The problem is that if I try and save  data to the server from any client PC is takes ages example 10 meg file 6 mins, where as if I save the same file to another server it is instant. the network is cat 6. I have copied files internally on the domain controller from differant partionions and this is fine.

This has only been happening for about 1 week and there is not error in event viewer or the raid controller.

Any help would be appricated
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corecc
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DavidCommented:
Well, if you copy the files internally and speed is OK, then obviously issue is network-related.   MTU size, speed, full duplex, cabling problem .. check that stuff out.
NICs DO die sometimes, try different port.   Do you have an intelligent switch, maybe it is logging errors?
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coreccAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your comments, we restarted all the switches, seems to of fixed the issue.
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PowerToTheUsersCommented:
Copying the files "inside" the server is not a great test: some conditions are different when copyiong from or to "outside" the server: for instance virus scanners might treat traffic different when coming from another networklocation. And offcourse the network itself could be the problem as you suggested above: switches, routers, firewalls,... they can all have their issues and preventing you from getting decent performance.
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