We had a virus strike our server and I have cleaned it up. The file server behaves well without performance issues for the users in a day to day use.
However, I ran a full backup after the virus with NTBACKUP and it went from the usual 6-7 hours to wanting 2 days to compete. I assumed this was an NTBackup issue so installed backup4all. This took 5-6 hours just to create the file list before evening beginning to backup, it then went on to say it would take 18 hours to complete on the 168GB of data we have.
I went to do a manual copy of the data and this seems equally as problematic. I did a right-click, properties on a folder holding all the data and it was taking a long time to list the folder size and all the items count. So long I cancelled it.
Again it seems weird as actual performance of opening and looking at the files seems fine..
I should clarify that the data is on two seperate drives that are on physically different drived and both drives have the same problem. The 'D' drive is on the same drive as the 'C' OS drive and the other is a stand alone data drive.
I am panicking as we have no backup at all currently and this is going to take so long.
Please advise me in anyway you can.