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Need urgent help, strange problem.

Postby cronuss » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:24 pm

We have a Windows Server 2003 machine that acts as a Perforce (source control) server as well as a file server.

We are having an issue where the entire system is brought to it's knees whenever someone transfers a large amount of data and/or very large files to the server.

As soon as someone starts copying up a couple gigs of data, the entire system slows down. Perforce becomes unresponsive and often crashes (bad) and I even have trouble navigating the UI and doing simple things like opening the management console.

Opening the management console can take minutes, and even when it's open it's unresponsive.

The only way to fix this problem is to cancel the file copy.

Also, during this time, there performance monitors show almost no activity... as if the system weren't even under any heavy load.

This is severely affect us... does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

The server is:

Windows Server 2003, running SP2
Tyan Thunder K8SE S2892
Two Opteron 265's
4gb of RAM
a series of seagate drives set up into 3 raids using broadcom RAID controllers. One raid for perforce, one for file share, one for the OS.
onboard broadcom BCM5704C ethernet

Thanks...
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