Saving files through a site-to-site VPN slowness?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by WetBehindEars, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. I have a user who when they go to save files (Word/Excel) files over the vpn
    connection it takes somewhere between 20-30 seconds to save. Is this normal?
    What is a good workaround so they dont take so long to save.
     
    WetBehindEars, Sep 4, 2007
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    net_admin Guest

    "WetBehindEars", that's a very general statement huh?

    Famous consultant statement "IT DEPENDS", on your link speed, your server
    i/o, etc.

    It would be better if the users saved the documents on a server in the local
    net or you ought have a better link, if this is the case.
     
    net_admin, Sep 4, 2007
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  3. WetBehindEars

    net_admin Guest

    Is the link too busy, overloaded?

    The best option would be to save in a server in the local net or upgrade
    your link speed (port speed, hardware), if this is the case.
     
    net_admin, Sep 4, 2007
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    Brian Guest

    That's the price we pay for not maintaining servers at remote sites or for
    allowing users to roam to remote sites & still have "realtime" access to
    their files.

    I have a client that has a corporate office of about 35 users with two
    remote sites, each of about 5 users, but everyone stores their files on the
    server at the corporate office via a hardware VPN. Corporate office has a T-1
    and the remote sites have DSL at about 1 MB.

    Save times are similar to what you experience, but in this case, the
    slowness is justified because many files are shared between users at the
    corporate office & remote users, and users often need to roam between the
    corporate office & both the remote offices, opening files from the same
    folder regardless of their physical location.

    If the user needs to save often, then have the user work from a copy on the
    desktop but NOT forget to copy it back to the server at the end of the day.
    Not a good habit, but workable on occasion.

    If you can't live with the delay, take net_admin's advice & either increase
    the bandwidth or provide a local file server at the remote location.
     
    Brian, Sep 5, 2007
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    Jay Guest

    Could "Offline Files" be configured in some way to make this copying back
    automatic?
     
    Jay, Sep 5, 2007
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