Backing up PST files from C drive to network



Roger Mellie
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
I wonder if anyone can help me. I have 3 machines that have an XP build on
them, and are extremely slow to backup PST files to the network.

I have built a new XP machine today and it takes around 3 seconds to backup
23MB of data to a network drive. However the 3 faulty machines take 3 minutes
and 34 seconds to backup the same data to the same location. I can't see
anything on any of the faulty machines that appears different to the working
machine. Has anybody any idea what could be causing this problem?
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Regards
Roger

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
"Roger Mellie" <RogerMellie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C07B6274-9B7C-46F7-8652-8991178F60DA@microsoft.com...
> I wonder if anyone can help me. I have 3 machines that have an XP build on
> them, and are extremely slow to backup PST files to the network.
>
> I have built a new XP machine today and it takes around 3 seconds to
backup
> 23MB of data to a network drive. However the 3 faulty machines take 3
minutes
> and 34 seconds to backup the same data to the same location. I can't see
> anything on any of the faulty machines that appears different to the
working
> machine. Has anybody any idea what could be causing this problem?
> --
> Regards
> Roger

Sounds like its network adapter is running at 10 MBits/s rather
than 100. Check its settings, replace its CAT5 cable, select a
different hub port.

NoStop
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Roger Mellie wrote:

> I wonder if anyone can help me. I have 3 machines that have an XP build on
> them, and are extremely slow to backup PST files to the network.
>
> I have built a new XP machine today and it takes around 3 seconds to
> backup 23MB of data to a network drive. However the 3 faulty machines take
> 3 minutes and 34 seconds to backup the same data to the same location. I
> can't see anything on any of the faulty machines that appears different to
> the working machine. Has anybody any idea what could be causing this
> problem?

If those slower ones are older machines, it is quite possible they have
slower NICs. Your new machine might have a 100Mbps NIC while the others
might be only 10Mbps NICs.


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Roger Mellie
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
No they are identical model's of machine's. It's also been tested by the user
of one of them that if SP2 for XP is downloaded it fixes the problem,
although we are not using SP2 on our machines as yet. De-install it and the
problem re-occurs. On another the user had the problem for several months,
and then the problem just went away. Now I'm thinking it could be that some
security patch, or lack of it could be causing the problem. I admit as yet
I've not gone through all the machines, comparing what patches they have and
whether there are any differences. But at the end of the day I need to
discover what is causing the problem. My next thoughts are to check the
patches, programs and services running on the machines.
--
Regards
Roger


"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

>
> "Roger Mellie" <RogerMellie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C07B6274-9B7C-46F7-8652-8991178F60DA@microsoft.com...
> > I wonder if anyone can help me. I have 3 machines that have an XP build on
> > them, and are extremely slow to backup PST files to the network.
> >
> > I have built a new XP machine today and it takes around 3 seconds to
> backup
> > 23MB of data to a network drive. However the 3 faulty machines take 3
> minutes
> > and 34 seconds to backup the same data to the same location. I can't see
> > anything on any of the faulty machines that appears different to the
> working
> > machine. Has anybody any idea what could be causing this problem?
> > --
> > Regards
> > Roger
>
> Sounds like its network adapter is running at 10 MBits/s rather
> than 100. Check its settings, replace its CAT5 cable, select a
> different hub port.
>
>
>

NoStop
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Roger Mellie wrote:

> No they are identical model's of machine's. It's also been tested by the
> user of one of them that if SP2 for XP is downloaded it fixes the problem,
> although we are not using SP2 on our machines as yet. De-install it and
> the problem re-occurs. On another the user had the problem for several
> months, and then the problem just went away. Now I'm thinking it could be
> that some security patch, or lack of it could be causing the problem. I
> admit as yet I've not gone through all the machines, comparing what
> patches they have and whether there are any differences. But at the end of
> the day I need to discover what is causing the problem. My next thoughts
> are to check the patches, programs and services running on the machines.

If that is the case, then possibly look at going to the manufacturer's
website and picking up the latest drivers for your motherboard. That's
assuming the NIC is on the mobo.

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Backing up PST files from C drive to network