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Network capacity between two endpoints

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Hello,

I administer several Windows servers and sometimes I need to know the network connection's speed between two hosts (e.g. a DB server and a Backup Storage server). Is there any portable app (or client/server app) that is able to measure this?
I was trying to search on google but all I get is websites that measure my internet connection speed.


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Levente Rog
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Commented:
well it depends on wich operating system the endpoint are running. if thy are all windows/windows server you can use http://download.cnet.com/LAN-Speed-Test/3000-2085_4-10908738.html it's freeware, it simply copy a file froma A to B and measure speed.
while testing the network segment must be as more as possible inactive,(eg. no backup running.)
try and let me know if i got the point
paolo
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> network connection's speed between two hosts

which metric are you referring to? the physical link speed (Mbps) or data transfer speed (MB/s)?

however, you might be interested in some free utilities here.

http://3d2f.com/tags/transfer/rate/monitor/download/

hope it helps,
bbao

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Simple but nice tool, oloap88!
Too bad it can't test an environment where file and printer sharing is disabled.

Commented:
yes, as you said is quite simple... anyway googleing lan sped test you can find something more professional, maybe not freeware, if you need so...