I have an HP Gen8 microserver for home usage.
I use it as backup/replication and currently want to use it also home as media server.
I back up files using FTP, governed by IIS. Backing up on LAN connecting my PC directly to the 2nd Ethernet port of the server works like a charm, with Gbit speeds.
Unfortunately I found that the opposite is quite different. When I try to download, either via FTP or SMB any file I get speeds around 30kbps.
- Celeron CPU 1.8GHz
- 2GB of RAM for now, waiting for
next payroll :-)an upgrade
- Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition
- Windows Storage Spaces RAID Parity Mode (4x2TB disks ==> 6TB volume)
- No BitLocker or similar
- Connection to Internet via Powerline 200Mbps adapter to home router
- iLO port bridged on eth0 (please allow me some Unix speech)
- eth1 bridged on eth0, in order to achieve Gigabit LAN
I have tried to download a movie via FTP over LAN, or SMB over Wifi (the server is Powerline-connected to the AP), bad results.
I would like to know how to tweak that bad performance. For instance, if I copy that movie file to a USB drive I get fast speeds, so it is definitely not a software-RAID problem (which should be slower in writing because of parity drive).