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Network performance mesurement



Hello support,

I hear often complains that our network is slow, especially from users of one of our servers. We observed once a slow network issue, where transferring a big file via FTP took more then 2 hours, but running the same connected on a dedicated NIC of this server took only 15 minutes. Do you see a way to schedule such an FTP task on a regular base by PRTG, and get back the transfer time result. That would give us an effective measurement of such a possible network issue. Thanks in advance and best regards, Arnaud

ftp monitoring performance prtg script

Created on Jan 17, 2013 11:25:17 AM

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please be aware that monitoring available bandwidth is always tricky. It is possible to do that with HTTP Sensors in PRTG, as explained in the linked article, but for FTP-Transfers, it would be necessary to write a Custom Sensor that does the transfer, and best also measures the time (and passes this then on to PRTG as return value).

best regards.

Created on Jan 17, 2013 6:09:23 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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