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How do I interpret a very high Avg. Disk sec/Write perfmon value?

Short version: Is the perfmon screenshot shown below enough evidence to say "something is wrong with your storage system"? Long version: I am debugging a performance problem: Some SQL Server query ...
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Software vs hardware RAID performance and cache usage

I've been reading a lot on RAID controllers/setups and one thing that comes up a lot is how hardware controllers without cache offer the same performance as software RAID. Is this really the case? I ...
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MyISAM Throughput spike at 12000 record insert

I am testing database performance with bulk record inserts. Both systems are identical apart from storage engine **Database 1000 4000 12000** MySQL_InnoDB 60.95330976 ...
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Saving data to phone without a mobile app [on hold]

I realize that this probably isnt the best place to ask this, but is it possible to save data to phone memory without having a mobile app on the device. I am trying to build a referral program and it ...
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Samsung 850 EVO + HP P410 limited iops?

I´m experiencing a weird write iops limitation with a HP P410 256mb cache controller and 4x consumer grade ssd´s (Samsung EVO 850) in RAID5/10. After upgrade to latest firmware (6.64) for HP P410 ...
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mysql dump import incredibly slow on my developer's machine [migrated]

I have an SQL dump, it's pretty big (411 MB) and it took 10 minutes to import on server A, the same import on my workstation B has an estimate (pipeviewer) of 8 hours to import (it imported 31 MB in ...
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moved A record to point to sandbox and now the sandbox is slow [on hold]

I created an ubuntu server, running LAMP, 2gb php, 120mb in the db, everything was FLYING. 1.8 seconds to load - without even doing any image compression. So I made the move point my A record to the ...
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What do users see when Apache reaches MaxClients?

Occasionally, in my Apache error log, I will find: [error] server reached MaxClients setting, consider raising the MaxClients setting I've purposely lowered MaxClients in the past (to 60) due to ...
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Does Apache mod_status give any insight to tuning Apache config?

Does the Apache mod_status output give any insight to tuning Apache prefork config? For example, using Apache's mod_status, I figured out that My server gets 3 requests/sec average, the range is ...
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Run application from network drive takes long

This problem started recently, and I wasn't able to find a solution. Not even formatting solved. We have a program on our network drive and the Whole company accesses to this single exe. Usually the ...
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Make rsync move (not copy) files on local file system [migrated]

Can I make rsync to move large amount of files instead of copying them when on local filesystem? I would like it to behave like improved mv command. I know about --remove-source-files option but ...
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NFS poor write performance

I have two machines connected with 10Gbit Ethernet. Let one of them be NFS server and another will be NFs client. Testing network speed over TCP with iperf shows ~9.8 Gbit/s throughput in both ...
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How do vCores work in Virtuozzo Virtualization?

We are evaluating vServers based on Virtuozzo. The marketing says 2 dedicated Cores 6 virtual Cores /proc/cpuinfo lists two cores. The support told us, that the virtual cores will be used when ...
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CPU usage of server extremely low and webpage load time high?

On a weekday at a time where very few use the optimized website on the server, the time for the page to completely load excluding 3rd party advertisements is about 0.6 seconds to 1 second. Now when a ...
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Same hardware/software, significant difference in performance

Introduction I have two sets of machines, set A and set B, with apparently the same hardware/software configuration, but with a significant difference in performance. Machines in set B are up to x4 ...
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How to speed up (very remote) overloaded server connection

I'm living in France and I need to load a page from a far far away server (still in the same galaxy). "Far" is Canada to me, meaning over 8 000km of internet cable. The problem is, this server is ...
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My website takes a long time to START loading

My website takes a long time to start loading. Once it starts there's a 3 second load time which is fine, but it seems to do nothing for 7 seconds first. Can anyone help me to understand what those ...
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VMWare Workstation split vs monolithic disk [migrated]

After some reading of what's available on the internet it seems that all sources state that monolithic disks are faster, and the only advantage of split disk is portability/compatibility with file ...
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SAS direct dual link connection to an embedded LSI Fusion-MPT controller

This is a hardware question. I have a dual-link SAS hard drive and a Intel S5000XVNSAS motherboard without the drive cage option. Recently, I bought a direct dual-link cable ...
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PerfMon: Processor Queue Length - Random high spikes

I'm investigating alleged high CPU usage on one of our client's servers. After about 1 business day of "normal" activity, PerfMon is reporting the following values for Processor Queue Length, and I'm ...
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RAID1 very slow with LSI card and 2x Samsung EVO 850 drives

not sure if I'm checking it correctly, but here is what I have. Desktop, LSI 9260-8i card, see config below. 2x 500Gb Samsung 850 EVO drives. I also have Samsung 830 drive attached to motherboard ...
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Server high memory and cpu - no leads

I've been asked to troubleshoot a server hosting our application at a client's facility. The client has complained to us on two separate occasions in the last week - week and a half. In one instance ...
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Postgres 9.3 maximal cluster size with streaming replication [duplicate]

First, I quote from https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Binary_Replication_Tutorial: In Streaming Replication, the master and the standby have special processes called the walsender and walreceiver ...
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Measure traffic of streaming audio/video in whole office

I would like to measure the different traffic used in our office, specifically streaming of audio and video. I'm trying to assess whether there is any affect of people using streaming on our internet ...
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Synchronize Staging Server and Live Server [closed]

We have staging and live server at our office. Where Live code and DB changes are far more advanced than staging one.This application developed under php and DB is mysql. Earlier we used to work in ...
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mysql hot add memory

Is it possible for currently running jobs in MySQL to utilize memory that's been hot added? It looks like when memory is hot added to the VM the currently running jobs are not utilizing the additional ...
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How to interpret values of Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch

So there is a lot of guidance on the web that advises tracking the values of the Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch as the nearest Hyper-V equivalent of ...
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Fastest SSL cipher implementation for Nginx if strength is NOT needed?

I have a use case that is the inverse of most: I'd like to implement very weak SSL ciphers in the name of performance, with the option to fall back to stronger ciphers if the client requests it. ...
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Does PostgreSQL perform on Windows as well as on Linux

This topic was brought up in 2011, and the consensus was that there were design considerations that would give PostgreSQL a leg up on Linux. It is now 2015, has that changed? If there are things that ...
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Troubleshooting high load average

We have a cluster of Centos 6.5 servers that run Java on them. These servers connect to a cluster of MongoDBs quite frequently. On the Java cluster, we are seeing high load averages but CPU ...
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Is it better to store the MySQL database directory on a separate RAID 1 device?

We have a Linux server with a RAID 1 using two HDDs on which runs a Apache server managing multiple sites and some other services that interact intensively with the databases and produce massive ...
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email sending speed - how to improve

I am maintaining a server to send email mailings (no spam, of course). The current speed of this machine is approx. 2000 emails per hour. (edit: actually I did a test mailing today, removing the ...
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Apache and JBoss mod_cluster speed up reload

As an alternative to this question, is it possible to decrease the amount of time that it takes for the Apache (httpd) server to pick up the JBoss servers after the Apache server reloads? As of right ...
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postfix performance with lists in main.cf

For defining a list of items to assign to many different options in postfix, you can either use a comma separated list like this: relay_domains = example.com,example.net,example.org or a hash map ...
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Http proxy server performance analyzing

I have implemented a http proxy client/server. Currently I intended to test performance of this proxy client/server. Can anybody tell me what kind of tests should I take to analyze it's performance? ...
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Loggin request execution time along with requested URL

I'm running a ASP.NET WEBFORMS application on a windows 2012 Server. I need to be able to calculate average execution times for each page in my application. I know the IIS logs have a time-taken ...
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Determine is VPS is slow just through PING?

I'm running a severe issues on this site and I'm trying to see if the problem is at server side (just if VPS is slow or some kind of miss configuration) or software side (Wordpress). I'm not an expert ...
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How to measure file access by process over time?

I would like to take a sampling of data / file access over the course of several hours or days in order to ascertain what processes (with their accompanying files) are consuming the most drive IO in ...
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How to ascertain where to effectively allocate server resources?

I have recently received an upgrade to one of my servers of a 256GB SSD drive (this is in addition to two other primary 1TB drives) and a memory upgrade bringing the server to 64GB from 32GB of RAM. ...
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Taking a thread dump on IBM J9 takes a long time

I'm trying to collect a java core on AIX (java version 1.6). There is only one dump agent configured, which collects a system dump, heap dump and java core on every SIGQUIT, so I used HealthCenter to ...
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Compiling nginx and php

Im about to set up a basic web server based on ubuntu server 14.04 x64 with an online shop section, the server will also consist mysql, mail, and maybe other servers as well until it runs smoothly. ...
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ATM connection has slow upload speed when connected to switch or router

We just got a new additional ATM line with 10/10 Mbps. When connected directly to a PC NIC, internet speed tests all come up as 10/10 Mbps. However, when connected to any of several routers or ...
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6 GB/s SAS RAID 10 (6 Drive) vs. 3 GB/s SAS RAID 10 (14 Drive)

I am running MS SQL 2014 Standard and have a Dell MD 3000i iSCSI SAN. Rough specs: Dell R610 With PERC H700 controlling 6 x 2.5" 15K SAS drives (6 GB/s) Dell MD3000i with 14 x 3.5" 15K SAS drives ...
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How to interpret atop Disk usage and what disk usage is reasonable

I have a a couple of virtual machines all with the same provider. I'm using them for web hosting and have started to get intermittent slow page load times. I've installed atop to try and get to the ...
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Test cloud VM performance

I have a linux VM hosted in a cloud environment. I suspect the provider to do too much overprovisioning with CPU and IO, from time to time. For example postgresql's reports 300ms+ queries that are ...
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What can explain Hyperthreading bringing a server to its knees

In the last year I've had 2 brand new servers that I commissioned where their performance made them unusable. The both servers were Dell R620 servers with 1 processor. One had 6 cores and the other ...
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Poor memory performance on intel avoton?

I have 12 of these supermicro A1SA2-2750F boards that I'm playing around with in order to compare them to Dell's C5220s but I'm seeing consistent poor memory performance. Just curious if anyone's ...
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Are there benchmarks that measure code execution with various CPUs? Nodejs server building

I have experience building PCs with gaming in mind. But where do I start when it comes to building a server (running specifically NodeJS programs)? I know the most significant factor would be the ...
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Slow sudo response

We have LDAP setup to provide information regarding sudo. The whole system works, but it takes a long time (~10 seconds) for any sudo command to return. For instance if I run strace -f -r -o ...
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Performance tuning world wide?

I am working on a website that is used by people all over the world. Currently we have a web server that is in Oregon and a database sever that is in Chicago. When users from the US access the ...