Server Down; Slower Network

By kiroboy69
Jul 17, 2009
  1. A windows 2000 file server (joined to our domain) in our small company went down this past week. Ever since that happened, users accessing our website (which is served from another server) have been informing us that some images are taking up to a minute to load.

    Will this 'temporarily down' file server (its power supply will be replaced next week as soon as we can have the replacement shipped in) cause our other servers to ping for it all day, thus causing images on our website to load slowly?

    What can be done to alleviate this slow-down temporarily while the file server is fixed?
  2. kiroboy69

    kiroboy69 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Well I solved the issue by bringing up another machine and assigned it the static IP address of the server that is down.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598


    Typically what occurs is due to the configuration
    primary server ---> it's IP address#1
    secondary server --->it's IP address#2​
    If the primary goes down,
    the clients don't see that until the request TIMESOUT, after which they elect to
    access the secondary. This occurs once per every NEW connection request.

    You've seen the impact AND discovered the simple solution -- WELL DONE!
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