I built a good career off my knowledge of computers, mathematics and algorithms. I say, make the server work. That’s right, make that server work.
Every computer I own has virus checking software. These days, it is stupid not to have it on a computer. The problem is, it can really slow down a computer when scanning LOTS of files.
So, I finally put my former career to use. I realized all of my computers were doing scans on the server.
That’s a good question. Why was I doing that when the brains of my server are just sitting there doing what servers do — sharing files. Why shouldn’t the server being doing all the work?
Yes, my server has virus software too, but without getting in to the nitty gritty, it basically takes care of the server’s internal hard drives. It’s time to make it take care of the NAS drives too.
Setting it Up
Setting it up is easy. I just told the virus software on the server to scan EVERY drive it can see. Now, I can tell my laptops and desktops to only scan files it is opening (with the exception of their C: drive.) This will sure make things a lot faster.
Oh, and an update… it is scanning it’s 2,133,529th file right now. That’s over 2 million files that my desktop doesn’t need to scan. Yeah, my computer is already running faster.