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iFolder 3.6 very slow thru-put

Hello,

I have been testing iFolder 3.6 from the Beta version and then the
production version. This was to be an upgrade for my current iFolder
backup solution being SLES 9.2/iFolder 3.2. I have founf that iFolder 3.6
gives a maximum local (within the same office) thruput of 4MB/s no matter
what network card settings i use, even though its a gigabit card connected
to a gigabit switch to the PC with the client whic also has a gigabit
card. If i accessed the server thru the web interface, for example,
iManager, then the speed is normal and what would be expected-very fast. I
have tried a completely different hardware platform and a new installation
- same results. Comparing to OES1SP2, there was no such speed issue with
iFolder 3.2. I have tested iFolder 3.6 with both Shared and Encrypted
folders, no difference. Has anybody got this issue? Its taking more than 4
days to synchronize data which normally (on OES1SP2) takes just over 1
day, if it completes at all. Can anyone tell me if there is configuration
option for iFolder 3.6 only that will make it use more or all of the
available bandwith it has access to? I have used both Linux native and NSS
partitions as the store for the iFolder 3.6 data/folders, no difference.

Any help would be appreciated. Only solution for now is to downgrade to
iFolder 3.2, which is unfortunate since the new version has some better
features.

Regs,
John

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Re: iFolder 3.6 very slow thru-put

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Re: iFolder 3.6 very slow thru-put

Any chance you are using a proxy server in your environment, and the
iFolder client is going through the proxy?

Craig Johnson
Novell Support Connection SysOp

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Hi, thanks for your reply.

The environment where I use this iFolder Client does not have a proxy
server. I don't think the iFolder 3.6 windows client has features which
support proxy server access anyway.

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Re: iFolder 3.6 very slow thru-put

In article <1vBej.14559$k06.646@kovat.provo.novell.com>, John wrote:
> The environment where I use this iFolder Client does not have a proxy
> server. I don't think the iFolder 3.6 windows client has features which
> support proxy server access anyway.
>

I ask because at least with the older clients, it uses the Internet
Explorer settings for proxy regardless of the client proxy settings. And
my experience with iFolder going through a proxy (at least going through a
BMgr proxy) is that it gets about 500 times slower. The cure is to
configure an exception in Internet Explorer not to proxy the ifolder
url/address.

If you don't have a proxy in IE, then it's not likely you are being
affected by this issue, unless perhaps there is a transparent proxy
somewhere in the mix.

Craig Johnson
Novell Support Connection SysOp

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Re: iFolder 3.6 very slow thru-put


Hi John Can ask one basic question .What Local troughput you are talking is
that speed of upload of files from client to server .And with which tool
you calculate through put.
Because i tried ifolder 3.6 on both 10mb/s and 100 mb/s and i saw speed of
upload increses when i try 100 mb/s

Thanks
Nitin
John wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have been testing iFolder 3.6 from the Beta version and then the
> production version. This was to be an upgrade for my current iFolder
> backup solution being SLES 9.2/iFolder 3.2. I have founf that iFolder 3.6
> gives a maximum local (within the same office) thruput of 4MB/s no matter
> what network card settings i use, even though its a gigabit card connected
> to a gigabit switch to the PC with the client whic also has a gigabit
> card. If i accessed the server thru the web interface, for example,
> iManager, then the speed is normal and what would be expected-very fast. I
> have tried a completely different hardware platform and a new installation
> - same results. Comparing to OES1SP2, there was no such speed issue with
> iFolder 3.2. I have tested iFolder 3.6 with both Shared and Encrypted
> folders, no difference. Has anybody got this issue? Its taking more than 4
> days to synchronize data which normally (on OES1SP2) takes just over 1
> day, if it completes at all. Can anyone tell me if there is configuration
> option for iFolder 3.6 only that will make it use more or all of the
> available bandwith it has access to? I have used both Linux native and NSS
> partitions as the store for the iFolder 3.6 data/folders, no difference.
>
> Any help would be appreciated. Only solution for now is to downgrade to
> iFolder 3.2, which is unfortunate since the new version has some better
> features.
>
> Regs,
> John


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Re: iFolder 3.6 very slow thru-put

Hi Nitin,

Thanks for the reply.

I use SNMP with PRTG to measure the throughput. I get a consistent average
of 4MBits/s. I would expect, for a 100MB LAN, a much higher rate. The
upload is from client to server.

Thanks,
John

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