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  • Sluggish performance (Disk Activity Alert and more)

    Hi,

    I've noticed over the past few weeks our server has been a bit sluggish and I've also started receiving a few alerts in my email. Unfortunately the IT work in our company is pretty neglected so it's been sat festering.

    The most recent which we've not had before is Disk Activity Alert, looking at the logs the disk busy time has increased from 17% to 25% in the past month. I'm not sure if that's particulary high or not.

    We have a single hard drive split into 2 partitions (backed up daily) one partition with the OS on and the other with shared files and WSUS on.

    Along with all the files shared across the network we have our Sage data sat there constantly accessed by a few users via SQL.

    Does this seem like high usage? Is there anything we can do to increase hard drive performance? Is it a lot of hard work to switch to a RAID setup at this stage?



    SQL has always hovered around the 550MB mark but I'm going to dig through this when I have time.


    Any help with the other is appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Sluggish performance (Disk Activity Alert and more)

    One disk? No wonder you are having performance problems with all those SBS apps running simultaneously.

    Adding a RAID is a backup and restore JOB. It's easy if you have imaging software that can restore to dissimilar hardware - StorageCraft spring to mind. Otherwise, its a days work or less, for someone experienced.
    TIA

    Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
    http://www.wintra.co.il/
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    • #3
      Re: Sluggish performance (Disk Activity Alert and more)

      I expected as much. Clearly we're dealing with someone not experienced

      Seeing as it's a major thing, what RAID setup would you recommend? Might as well go at it full hog.

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      • #4
        Re: Sluggish performance (Disk Activity Alert and more)

        I don't recommend in public forums - except to find yourself an experienced SBS Specialist in your vicinity. I have a world-wide list, if you let me know your locality, privately.
        TIA

        Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
        http://www.wintra.co.il/
        sigpic
        Iím honoured to have been selected for the SMB 150 list for 2013. This is the third time in succession (no logo available for 2011) that I have been honoured with this award.

        We donít stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

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