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CIFS/Shared folders performance Monitoring



Hi, Is there a way to monitor CIFS performance from one location to other ? For example file copy from one server to other or from PRTG server to other server or vice versa.

I found the CIFS sensor which is good to monitor folder changes but not the actual performance of the CIFS folder.

Currently we are running file copy with some batch file & scheduler and monitoring the specific interface where the traffic flows.

Please assist guys,


cifs monitoring performance

Created on Dec 22, 2014 6:02:45 AM

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There is a small Powershell script that can be used to copy a file and report back the time it took here. You can run this as a custom EXE/XML sensor in PRTG to display the results.

Created on Dec 22, 2014 1:43:15 PM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]

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