BE 2012: Extremely slow just to open
I have two entirely unrelated 2008 R2 servers, both are Hyper-V hosts with two VMs. I am having speed related issues en masse with one of them, where things like a network file copy goes at about 340KB/sec (yes, KB). That's one issue. But it also seems the host is extremely slow. For example I downloaded SEP 12.1.4 Part 1 file. a self-exracting EXE. When extracting, it gives a data rate as well. On that, it was about 600KB/sec, and htis being ona 6-core host server with 15K SAS drives under almost zero load.
So, I would say the server needs fixing or something but here is the problem:
BE takes about 225 seconds to load from when I double-click the icon, to when it is finaly up and showing me a list of (3) backup jobs/server/whatever (the host, and 2 VMs). 175 seconds of this was just BE opening, not evecn at the Loading Data progress bar.
To compare, I opened BE on anotrher host server in a different environment but with all the same verseions and setup, and it also took a very long time, something like 150+ seconds.
So to me, BE is just really slow? Has anybody seen this? I vaguely recall back when I first installed it, that it never took anywhere near this long. And there's nothing worthwhile mentioning regarding catalogs and data - the server with the issues has been online for only a few weeks and my comparison server for one 1 week, so there's no giant database of historrical data to chug through.