Network connectivity dropping off momentarily when accessing server shares/programs.
Posted on 2013-02-06
I've got a Windows 2003 Server that we just did work on that's acting up.
The work performed was the server had a RAID1 and one of the drives was failed, and the other one was one it's way out. So, I used Acronis software to clone the one good failing drive to a new RAID 1 array. Which worked fine.
However, after doing that, whenever the network shares are accessed in a "stressed" manner (copying files, etc). (It's infrequently triggered by just viewing the shares.) Or, when we run a server based application that accesses data from the server, the server network connection STOPS for a brief period of time. If I'm running "ping -t" to/from the server, it stops for about 2-3 failures of the ping and then starts back up. I've replaced the switch, the cable, and the NIC in the server to no effect.
The problem didn't exist before I cloned the server. I've ran a chkdsk and a defrag.
Unsure of what else to check. Any help would be much appreciated.