Hi John,

I'm on the mail servers now and they are humming away.  My response time is good.

If you can send me specific netids that have complaints, I can take a look at their accounts.  Often I find that when people complain about slow mail response, it's because they have enormous Trash folders.


On 09/14/2011 12:35 PM, John Cooley wrote:
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I have had several folks at 19 Roosevelt in Colchester complain of slow email response today.  Any known issues?  The last report was about 20 minutes ago.  I am not on site so I can not provide hands on support today.


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On Sep 13, 2011, at 3:03 PM, "John K. Cooley" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I had one phone message from 19 Roosevelt Highway @ 9:22 this morning asking about very slow performance with Thunderbird.   

On 9/13/2011 2:51 PM, Ernie Buford wrote:
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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.



John Cooley
Information Technology Professional
University of Vermont Extension
(802) 299-2420

Jim Lawson
Systems Architecture & Administration
Enterprise Technology Services
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT USA