Stress testing is a form of testing that is used to determine the stability of a given system or entity under load. It involves testing beyond normal operational capacity, often to a breaking point, in order to observe the results.

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How can artificially create a slow query in mysql?

I'm giving a hands on presentation in a couple weeks. Part of this demo is for basic mysql trouble shooting including use of the slow query log. I've generated a database and installed our app but its ...
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Stress test a server for simultaneous connection

I am trying to figure out a practical way to stress test a server for 300 to 600 simultaneous connections. Any advice? Thank you everyone for the help. To be more specific (sorry I wasn't before) ...
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Stress Testing Windows Server 2k8 Box

Let me start off by explaining why I want to do this. Everything was running fine. I imported a snapshot of a MySQL DB on another server in prep for setting up master-master replication (this one ...
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stress test video streaming [closed]

is there a way to stress test video streaming? Basically simulating a high number of people simultaneously streaming a video? This is an amazon 'cloud' service that will be enabled for my site.
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What software to test SATA drives before adding to RAID 5 Array

I'll be creating a 6drive RAID 5 array for use with Openfiler. What I'd like to do is test the drives thoroughly before building the array and putting them into production. What free software is ...
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What can I do to “stress test” an ASA5505?

Just wondering there is any kind of stress test I can put the ASA through. I'm asking this not to help with a problem but just for reference. I know I could use iperf to send a bunch of traffic ...
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Are there any tools for load / stress testing that can simulate image, video and audio uploads to Amazon EC2?

As part of my web application users can upload photos, audio and video files from a Flash SWF to my EC2 based upload server. I want to find a tool that I can use to stress test the EC2 instance (which ...
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server benchmarking with apache benchmark

We are testing one of our production server with ab and what we found is apr_socket_recv: Connection timed out (110) Total of 176 requests completed after some time above output.That means the ...
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Stress Testing VPS

Anyone ever stress test a VPS. Or know of any custom stress tests that would work?
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slow server on ssh output of top

top - 21:15:43 up 2:28, 1 user, load average: 0.54, 0.50, 0.52 Tasks: 225 total, 1 running, 223 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie Cpu(s): 0.4%us, 2.9%sy, 0.0%ni, 96.5%id, 0.2%wa, 0.0%hi, ...
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Stress test speed on a gateway?

I'm interested in stress testing my gateway server but am lost on how. Most of the stress testing applications I've seen only see how much load an app like Apache can handle, but not this. ...
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Stress testing an RDS server / farm

I need to find a way to autotest a small RDS deployment for ~50 users, working in a set of RDS session hosts. The users are going to be mainly running MS Office 2007 - Excel, Word, Outlook (connected ...
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Server stress test and configuring for beginners?

Our city is having a very public event soon (data harvesting for public spots available in the city hall) which required our company to create a form application to submit curriculums and some ...
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Network Download Test?

I currently have 2 links of 20 Mbps on my hand and wanted to test them internationally and nationally. I already have the 2 national links for test but am having problems finding some good ...
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Getting a copy of all e-mails passing through postfix?

I'm changing postfix installations from one installed years ago by people who are no longer here on an operating system which is no longer supported, and I'd like to get a sampling of real data from ...
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How to stress test an apache server running on a linux box

There seems to be something taking our server off-line and we are having trouble tracing the cause, if it is down to load of a particular site or a script. It does seem to be Apache related. Does ...
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avoid people running “stress tests” / attacks on our server (CentOS + Apache)

today we ran apachebench on our server to stress test it. Of course, our system peaked and disk I/O was massive. Can we avoid that other people run such "tests" or some sort of attack to stress our ...
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JMeter Stress testing

MAMP server hosting a Joomla instance. I'd like to hear the community's thoughts on the best way to stress test the server and find it's breaking point on concurrent users etc. Currently I have setup ...