I kind of expected slower performance with such a large number of files,
but some of the poor performance is just opening a folder to view contents.
When copying these folders, it often starts at 100+ KB/sec but then
quickly drops to a crawl or even a standstill before eventually finishing.
So maybe 2 different issues here, but I'm seeing a lot more of that
green thermometer and spinning blue circle with frequent "Not
Responding" pronouncements on title bar of various applications.
Oh right, I was going to go for a walk....
On 9/13/2011 2:53 PM, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne wrote:
> I've always found this to be the case when working with hundreds/thousands
> of small files on Zoo.
> Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
> University of Vermont | Spatial Analysis Laboratory
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> Subject: sloooow network performance
> I had hoped to get out for a walk before any thunderstorms, and I think I'll
> do that now because any copying/moving/deleting of files on zoo is taking a
> long, long time. Is it just me?
> I'm testing on 2 workstations, one of which is straight off the truck from
> Dell (I think I installed Office and putty, but that's about all).
> I am working with a couple of folders containing several thousand small
> image files amounting to 1 to 3 MB total. Trying to copy to \\zoofiles
> (both public_html share and my home share) takes awhile. Even deleting
> takes several minutes. Windows Explorer is currently stuck "calculating"
> how long it is going to take to delete one of these folders.
> But nevermind copy/move/delete, it took about 2 minutes before I could even
> view the contents of one folder in my home directory. Part of this might
> possibly be Forefront doing some laborious virus scanning like
> NOD32 used to do? I'm spending a lot of time watching green "progress"
> bars drift slowly across the top of Windows Explorer these days.
> I've been talking with SAA about this but thought I would see if anyone else
> is experiencing the same sort of difficulty.