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copy from/to network share - why local traffic?

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    win 8 pro

    copy from/to network share - why local traffic?


    Hi there,

    when extracting an archive to the same network location on which the archive itself resides, why is it that I'm having local bandwidth usage?

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    As you can see, there is simultaneous ~150Mbit/s upstream/downstream on my local ethernet adapter. WHY? As far as I am concerned there should be no meaningful traffic since it's actually a copy process on the local hard disk of my server.

    Ideas anyone? Your help/insight is highly appreciated!

    Cheers

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    England, Northamptonshire
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    The action is being processed on your local machine's CPU rather than the servers CPU since the task was initiated from your machine, the only way to reach your machine from the server is via your ethernet card.

    If you were able to initiate the task on the server itself then you would not see any ethernet usage on your client machine. You wouldn't even see the application completing the task. The only change you would see is the new files on the servers share.

    Hope This Helps,
    Josh
    Last edited by Shadowjk; 03 Aug 2013 at 16:11.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    win 8 pro


    Thanks Josh! Now it all makes sense
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  4. #4


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    No worries glad I could help

    Josh!
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