Hypothetical question about servers and copying speeds

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by B. Chernick, Jun 14, 2007.

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    B. Chernick Guest

    (I'm not sure exactly where to ask this so here goes.)

    Assume a windows file server (most likely Windows 2003) that's connected to
    a very slow and troubled network and assume there are some very large files
    (500 Meg and up) I would like to get on or off them. Under normal
    conditions copying one of these files to or from this server will seriously
    impact performance of the network and make me very unpopular.

    Is there any way, programmatically or adminstratively, for an individual
    user to control the speed of a file copy, to reduce it to a point where it
    would not interfer with routine ops? (i.e. Start the copy and go home for
    the night.) I don't remember ever hearing of such a concept.
     
    B. Chernick, Jun 14, 2007
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    Herb Martin Guest

    This might be use for Torrents -- or maybe just Background File Transfer
    service.
     
    Herb Martin, Jun 14, 2007
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    Theo Verweij Guest

    Use an usb harddisk.
    But you better do something to make the network fast and stable ....
     
    Theo Verweij, Jun 15, 2007
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    B. Chernick Guest

    I'm getting the impression from my reading that there is no actual built-in
    way to use BITS within Windows. You either have to write your own app or
    download shareware.
     
    B. Chernick, Jun 15, 2007
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    B. Chernick Guest

    "But you better do something to make the network fast and stable ...."

    Right. You come down here and convince management to spend the money. :)

    Seriously, we'll probably just burn data DVDS unless we can find some local
    server space.
     
    B. Chernick, Jun 15, 2007
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    Herb Martin Guest

    I am no expert on BITS which is the reason I included the weasel word
    "maybe" <grin>

    Torrents were my first thought and will solve the proposed problem at the
    expense
    of you have to learn about them and install software.
     
    Herb Martin, Jun 15, 2007
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    Roland Hall Guest

    It's time to speed up the network considering you can get an 8-port gigabit switch for less than $100. Why would a troubled network not be repaired? Don't tell me cost because time is money. The latency reduction will allow it to pay for itself.

    If you have to move that much data, where are you moving it to? Local or remote? If local, you can get an external drive that support USB 2.0/FW/FW-800. For less than $100 you can get a USB 2.0 kit and a 2.5" internal 100Gb drive.


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    Roland Hall, Jun 19, 2007
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