very fast machine running SBS very slowly

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by barret bonden, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. SBS 03 server with dual embeded Broadcomm netXtreme II 5706 Gig NIC's ,
    two dual core CPU's and 2 gig RAM.

    Server otten seems slow running local applications, but CPU and RAM graphs
    show little use. ( I get 8 cpu graphs in task manager !!!! ; I might have
    expected 4, but 8 ?)

    Main issue is connections to it from a Mac are so slow as to be useless; I
    see two network connections for the Broadcom, and a third used with
    Appletalk. ( which I know nothing about ; 20 years of PC's , 4 hours on

    .Also had time stamps on a large directory changed last night, 1000's of
    files all changed. Shadow copy doing this ?

    Any thoughts on where to look for insights here would be appreciated;
    haven't found much on the web on any of these issues.
    barret bonden, Sep 22, 2006
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  2. barret bonden

    Al Williams Guest

    A server isn't tuned to run local applications so it may seem slow. You
    should never be using a server to do any sort of day to day work other than
    being a server. Sounds like you have network issues, and Appletalk is so
    1990's so ditch that fast.

    Shadow copy will never change timestamps, so something is up there. Be
    careful which drives you enable shadow copies on - never for boot OS or
    database drives.

    More info on your server's usage (how many users, etc.) and it's hard disk
    setup (very important to have fast disk I/O on a server) would be helpful.
    Al Williams, Sep 22, 2006
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  3. Al:
    Thanks for the reply . Machine was set up by prior consultant, now very
    gone; I'm catching up -
    Drives are (from Dell paper work ) :
    Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 5/1 falut tolerant backplane/ mirrored flexbay
    one 73 GIG
    two 36 gig SAS

    How best to tell config of drives ? Windows disk mang. just shows two
    drives. I assume large second one is dynamic disk, but I cant tell how RAID
    is set up; how to see if RAID is there, much less RAID one or five is
    operational ?
    barret bonden, Sep 23, 2006
  4. Russ:
    Many thanks - not at client now, will try to get screen shot of 8 cpus -
    it's quite a sight -

    "Russ - SBITS.Biz (MCP SBS)" <Russ - SBITS.Biz (MCP SBS)
    > wrote in message
    barret bonden, Sep 23, 2006
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