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    I have a file server where there is something that is pushing my I/O read/write to over 600,000,000 every day at the same time!
    Does anyone know of a way to determine which user is causing this?

    Thanks
    CM

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    Re: Track high I/O on server

    What OS is it running?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Track high I/O on server

      Originally posted by Ossian View Post
      What OS is it running?
      Windows 2003.

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      • #4
        Re: Track high I/O on server

        You could enable object access auditing in AD but this will (paradoxically) generate more activity

        What is the server doing (roles)?
        Is this high activity actually causing problems?
        How long does it last for?
        Can you correlate it to user activity in any way (loading / saving profiles, for example)?
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Track high I/O on server

          Originally posted by Ossian View Post
          You could enable object access auditing in AD but this will (paradoxically) generate more activity

          What is the server doing (roles)?
          Is this high activity actually causing problems?
          How long does it last for?
          Can you correlate it to user activity in any way (loading / saving profiles, for example)?
          What is the server doing (roles) - File server only
          Is this high activity actually causing problems - User profiles and department drives are located on this server
          How long does it last for - All day!
          Can you correlate it to user activity in any way (loading / saving profiles, for example) - This is what I am trying to figure out! I need to know what is causing this and more importantly who!

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          • #6
            Re: Track high I/O on server

            Have you run an AV scan?
            A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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            • #7
              Re: Track high I/O on server

              Are you getting any error or warning messages in the event log?

              Is your anti-virus set to real time scanning? I've seen quite a few file servers where the read access scanning is excluded from the file shares which are heavily used so that it does not utilize resource when data is getting read by the users.

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              • #8
                Re: Track high I/O on server

                Originally posted by Blood View Post
                Have you run an AV scan?
                There are no viruses in any form. It only happens when users login.

                All I am looking for is software that can monitor traffic and tell which user is using the most resources.

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