Slow Nas drive that is running DFS also..

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by GlenB, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. GlenB

    GlenB Guest

    Hi NG ,

    Have a problem that is now really very strange. I have DFS replicating &
    running fine across three sites but at one site the users are having real
    slow downs when trying to acces the DFS route. Its getting to the point of
    nearly unworkable.

    I cant see anything wrong in setups at all but i have physicaly witnessed
    the lack of speed.
    You can be looking at sometimes 30-40 secs before the click though on the
    next level down .
    I have looked at properties on the folders and the DFS tab is showing that
    they are using the local copy and if i ask for a status it shows all is
    If i jump on a machine at the site that is having the issue and ping the AD
    i get pings <10ms . So thats good....

    If i then ping the NAS box that is holding the DFS shares i get pings of
    <10ms , good again....


    if on the same machine i drive to the DFS of \\gcosta\central it is really
    slow. I have checked where the user is being pointed to and it is there
    local drive.

    Im now confused as to why the slow downs.... Nothin is appearing in logs to
    point to errors.... I have also posted this to the DFS group as im unsure as
    yet if it is a DFS issue or networking...... So far the only suggestion i
    have had on DFS group could be a failing disk but im not sure on that . Have
    checked disks and all seem to pass fie.

    If any one has any suggestions im open to suggestions ..!!!!

    GlenB, Nov 18, 2006
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  2. GlenB

    GlenB Guest

    Hi All,

    I have now limited the issue to the actual server on the site that is
    running the share of the DFS.
    If I shut this server down the network goes back to normal running BUT as
    soon as I start back up again long ping times. Is there a way to limit data
    traffic on the server or am I missing something .

    Any help appreciated.

    GlenB, Nov 20, 2006
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