We have a NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ that we are using just for filestorage. While it appears to be running normally as a fileserver, the admin functions run incredibly slow.
Sometimes, backups take so long that they don't finish before the next run is due to start, and if I try to look at the backup logs or download the system logs, all I get is the busy "whirling wheel", until I get a "System is busy message".
Is this just the system being bolshy, or is it a sign of problems to come, and what can I do to diagnose them?
We are running in an X-RAID configuration, with 2 x 920GB hard discs with 590GB in use, and the system has 256MB of RAM.
Installed firmware is 4.1.5, with 4.1.7 being the current release version.
There are 3 shares - 137002MB (11:15 hours to backup), 197016MB (26:50 hours to backup), 276575MB (34:20 hours to backup), with the backup devive being a buffallo USB hard disc.
There are no obvious errors in the system logs that I have managed to download, though there have been a couple of mentions of no swap space free, and the error rate in SMART logs for one of the drives worries me a bit:
SMART Information for Disk 1 Model: MAXTOR STM31000340AS Serial: 9QJ1JBK0 Firmware: MX15 SMART Attribute Raw Read Error Rate 110008534 Spin Up Time 0 Start Stop Count 25 Reallocated Sector Count 0 Seek Error Rate 17251875213 Power On Hours 18164 Spin Retry Count 0 Power Cycle Count 25 Temperature Celsius 40 Hardware ECC Recovered 110008534 Current Pending Sector 0 Offline Uncorrectable 0 UDMA CRC Error Count 0
I've used IE6, IE8 and Firefox 3.6 to access the server.