I am dragging 1.3 GB file from my desktop to our datacenter and only getting 250 KB on what is supposed to be a 30 MB pipe

Posted on 2013-01-30
Last Modified: 2013-01-31
We have a data center where are our file servers are stored. I am on my desktop at the office early in the morning and trying to drag a file there. We are supposed to have a 30 MB pipe but I am only gettnig 250 KB. What tools can I use to trouble shoot this? Isn't this pretty poor performance considering the pipe?
Question by:Thor2923
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I would start with Wireshark and make sure everything is good there - no dropped packets, etc.
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by:Thomas Grassi
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try using this program to copy or move files

Is this a windows based desktop?

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yes windows based, I just did a copy and paste
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agonza07 earned 500 total points
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Here's some good reading for you.

Also, I think you meant you have a 30Mb link. Network is usually measured in bits, while data is measured in bytes.

So you are actually, running 1.953Mbps on that 30Mbps line. 250KB * 8 = 1.953Mbps.

You can modify the window size to allow for better throughput, but using another software would probably make life a lot easier.
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by:Thomas Grassi
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try teracopy then works great

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yes I did mean 30mb thanks

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