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    Question Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Hey guys, I am trying to find out how I can boost the speed of my ubuntu home server edition. I am currently running ubuntu 10.04 server edition on an old desk top (2007) Compaq Presario SR1810NX.

    I have 1 gig of ram in it and I am curious if I get a couple extra sticks, if this will boost my speeds in relation to my streaming.
    I want to have pretty much buffer free streaming to my devices in the house when I am watching movies or playing music. Also i would like to increase the download/upload speeds when I am transfering to and from the server.

    for instance: I am transfering from my sever to my External HDD mybook usb3.0 which is connected, and the transfer is a total of 41 gigs, the eta is said to be like 13 hrs and is downloading at just about 950 kb/sec and rising little by little and then decreasing little by little. How do I increase this? Also, according to htop, durring this transfer cpu: fluctuates from 3-10%

    FYI :

    Cable/dsl: Xfinity "says" I am getting 54mpbs, not sure if it is true or not
    HTOP: when I run this program I have a total of 935mb and I am currently using 70

    advice?
    Last edited by BStrizzy; November 25th, 2012 at 06:45 PM.

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    Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    moved to server platforms
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    Talking Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    moved to server platforms
    Thanks, I wasn't sure where this belonged.

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    Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Quote Originally Posted by BStrizzy View Post
    Hey guys, I am trying to find out how I can boost the speed of my ubuntu home server edition. I am currently running ubuntu 10.04 server edition on an old desk top (2007) Compaq Presario SR1810NX.

    I have 1 gig of ram in it and I am curious if I get a couple extra sticks, if this will boost my speeds in relation to my streaming.
    I want to have pretty much buffer free streaming to my devices in the house when I am watching movies or playing music. Also i would like to increase the download/upload speeds when I am transfering to and from the server.

    for instance: I am transfering from my sever to my External HDD mybook usb3.0 which is connected, and the transfer is a total of 41 gigs, the eta is said to be like 13 hrs and is downloading at just about 950 kb/sec and rising little by little. How do I increase this?

    FYI :

    Cable/dsl: Xfinity "says" I am getting 54mpbs, not sure if it is true or not
    HTOP: when I run this program I have a total of 935mb and I am currently using 70

    advice?
    I don't think the bottleneck is at the RAM, since it says 70 mb ram used.

    Anyways, I believe that the computer only has USB1/2 ports. Have you checked what USB Version your Mybook is connected to?

    Also, can you install pastebinit (its hard to post text from a server...)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install pastebinit
    and post the output of
    Code:
    ifconfig | pastebinit
    Code:
    lspci | pastebinit
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    Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    I don't think the bottleneck is at the RAM, since it says 70 mb ram used.

    Anyways, I believe that the computer only has USB1/2 ports. Have you checked what USB Version your Mybook is connected to?

    Also, can you install pastebinit (its hard to post text from a server...)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install pastebinit
    and post the output of
    Code:
    ifconfig | pastebinit
    Code:
    lspci | pastebinit
    ok I installed and got:

    bstrizzy@nova:~$ ifconfig | pastebinit
    http://pastebin.com/rZAzewna
    bstrizzy@nova:~$ lspci | pastebin
    pastebin: command not found
    bstrizzy@nova:~$ lspci | pastebinit
    http://pastebin.com/Kxxeburd

    and i have not checked usb versions, not sure how to
    ive never used this software before
    Last edited by BStrizzy; November 25th, 2012 at 07:11 PM.

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    Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Ok, so you have two usb1 controllers, and one usb2 controller.

    Try plugging the mybook into a different usb port, the one that the mybook is plugged in might be the USB1 one
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    Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    Ok, so you have two usb1 controllers, and one usb2 controller.

    Try plugging the mybook into a different usb port, the one that the mybook is plugged in might be the USB1 one
    Ok, I will try that after this 23hr transfer it is now saying haha. I didn't get this far for nothing!

    Is there a way we can check through my ssh what version I am using?

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    Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Yea easy,

    lsusb:

    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f3:0103 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 062a:0252 Creative Labs Emerge Uni-retractable Laser Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
    Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0819:0101 eLicenser License Management and Copy Protection
    Bus 001 Device 012: ID 090c:1000 Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly Feiya Technology Corp.) 64MB QDI U2 DISK
    See the bolded text.

    In my example, everything on bus 001 will be connected to a 2.0 usb port.

    Regards
    Last edited by zero2xiii; November 25th, 2012 at 07:33 PM.
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    Question Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Quote Originally Posted by zero2xiii View Post
    Yea easy,

    lsusb:

    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f3:0103 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 062a:0252 Creative Labs Emerge Uni-retractable Laser Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
    Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0819:0101 eLicenser License Management and Copy Protection
    Bus 001 Device 012: ID 090c:1000 Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly Feiya Technology Corp.) 64MB QDI U2 DISK
    See the bolded text.

    In my example, everything on bus 001 will be connected to a 2.0 usb port.

    Regards
    bstrizzy@nova:~$ lsusb
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:1140 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    bstrizzy@nova:~$

    is this the correct setup?

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    Re: Speed of my Ubuntu Server?

    Since you have a USB 3.0 device, why not install a USB 3.0 adapter like this one?
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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