I just had to re-install WHS (classic) and transfer everything back to it. This was due to a failing HD that the server didn't identify so I had to copy everything off and find the bad drive, then replace it and re-install. Here's the problem. Transferring the files back to the server went just fine, with transfer speeds averaging about 46Mps per Teracopy.
However, I am trying to back up my main rig and the transfer speeds are crawling. I mean down around 250Kps. The main rig is built on an ASUS P8P67 Deluxe and is using the on board NIC. The WHS server has a PCI-E Intel GB card in it. I am only attempting to back up 2 drives, which are the boot SSD and the 2TB program drive, which is about half full. So far it is averaging about 3GB/hour of data transfer buring the backup. After some research on the internet I found that some people were having this issue if the HD's had any errors, so I ran chkdsk/f on both drives, and that did not change anything. In the past 6 hours it has gone from 69% to 71%.
Any ideas on this? What I can't figure out is why a simple file transfer would be so fast while the backup would be so slow. The only reason I am using WHS is for the automated nightly backups. I also have a FreeNAS server that I use for file storage. Is there a program out there that can do automatic backups to the NAS box similar to what WHS does nightly? If there is a good solution I would just rebuild this one as another FreeNAS box and get rid of WHS altogether.