server 2012 r2 standard slowing file transfer speed


I am in a time crunch to transfer a database file from a WMware WM server 2012 r2 standard to a NAS iscsi drive. The database is NTFS file.

The transfer started at 42MB/s and is gradually slowing down to a crawl. It is now at 20MB/s and the estimated time to finish is not going to be before the client gets to the office.

Is there anything I can do to speed up the file transfer without stopping the current progress?

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GetDuplicatedAuthor Commented:
The file transfer is now down to 17MB/s
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
exit or stop Anti Virus.
Change the Power profile of the server to High Performance.


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GetDuplicatedAuthor Commented:
thanks dirk

Inititally it appeared to speed up the transfer but wen back to slowing.

I read where disabling windows search will speed up transfer speeds.

Are you familiar with that method and do you know if it will stop the file transfer?
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Disabling the index service should not affect the Transfer but I'm not 100% sure if the indexing service or explorer service have dependencies to each other.

GetDuplicatedAuthor Commented:
Thanks Dirk

I did not end up disabling the windows search service but chose to wait it out.

The all night file transfer finished 5 minutes before the client opened the doors. nick of time
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