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I recently had a hosting company that had a dual drive failure within 6 minutes of each other, not sure how that could even happen. However they had to restore a backup of the server last night. After they did that the server and websites on it are really slow. Pages with big SQL queries take forever, but are fast if I execute it on the server directly with a stored procedure. Any clue why the server would be so slow after a backup restore on Windows Server 2008 R2?

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Did they restore to the same hardware? What was the RAID level? There could be some parity initialization taking place if RAID5/6 was in use. Please check your SLA to see if you're due any credits, as that type of failure is unacceptable for a hosting firm (but it happens...). – ewwhite Feb 19 '14 at 2:39
I believe it was raid 10. – Mike Flynn Feb 20 '14 at 7:25

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