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Slow File Copy

Created: 08 Jan 2012 | 8 comments

After installing SEP 12.1 on my File server, I am experencing slow file copy.Any help would be apprecaited?

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pete_4u2002's picture

Does disabling NTP makes the copying faster?

What is the version used?

vijay_d's picture

Yes disabling NTP works, But i want NTP on the server.

It is a R2 Sp1

pete_4u2002's picture

DO you have windows firewall enabled as well?

is this VM?

What;s the time difference for copying the file with NTP and without NTP?

AR Sharma's picture

What is the size of data on your file server? How many are the number of users - total and concurrent?

Is at least one full scan done?

As Pete asked, is Windows firewall also enabled?

Thanks & Regards,

AR Sharma, CISSP

IBM Certified System Admin- Lotus Domino V7

ITIL V2 Certified

AR Sharma's picture

Sorry, please also provide OS details of your file server...

What is the scan setting...on access scan or only on modified scan?

Thanks & Regards,

AR Sharma, CISSP

IBM Certified System Admin- Lotus Domino V7

ITIL V2 Certified

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Could check the following settings and recommendations??

Best Practices for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on Windows Servers

Configuring Network Scan Settings in Symantec Endpoint Protection

Hope that helps!!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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P_K_'s picture

Steps suggested by Mithun would definitely  help .

I have question for you as you said the source is a R2Sp1 what is the target.

Try R2SP1 to Win 2k3 /XP and check the speed

Try R2SP1 to Win7 and check the speed

Copy a single file in both the case and time it.

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

DSF81's picture


change virus policy to "scan when a file is modified" option

-> Clients

-> Select the group

-> Policies

-> Virus and Spyware protection

-> Auto Protect

-> Advanced scanning and monitoring

change to "scan when a file is modified"