SBS 2008 abnormal disk I/O
Posted on 2011-02-23
I am looking for ideas on what seems like abnormal disk i/o on SBS 2008
Here are some details on the server/switching/internet/users:
Supermicro 1U rack mount
2 x dual core Xeon procs @ 3.2 ghz
3 x 500gb SATA 7200 RPM Seagate configured RAID 5 (250gb System and 682gb Data)
1 NIC connected to SMC 10/100/1000 switch
1 Cisco ASA 5510 Gateway
4.5mb Internet (3 bonded T-1's)
SBS is configured to run normal SBS features (they do not use companyweb for anything), and only Symantec End Point Protection is running on the server.
9 workstations (6 running XP Pro SP3 and 3 Win7 Pro)
Users are stating that opening shared files on the server take a long time, and email response is slow. Looking at the drive lights, they seem to be on more than off even when there are no users logged into the system.
Email flows through an offsite Barracuda email filter, so Exchange is only seeing mail after it has been scrubbed. The ASA is not loaded down with traffic...So why are the drives so busy?