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The Speed Test Utility in Migration App



Any user of the Migration App.

Running a Speed Test from Migration App

The Migration Operator may manually trigger a Speed Test for any connected Agent. This provides insight into the throughput speed expected from the source host (where the Agent is installed) to the Egnyte Migration API endpoint. This offers a more accurate gauge of how long a migration will take than the standard Egnyte speed test, which only measures the speed from the host to the Egnyte domain.

Speed Test is available from the Agent context menu (the three dots on the Migration Dashboard or on the Agents Settings page.)


Selecting the Speed Test utility from the Agent context menu

Once completed, the Speed Test results are displayed in a pop up window.


Speed Test Results


Scroll down to see the estimated upload time for 5GB and 10GB total dataset sizes. The matrix below illustrates how the results for 18.91Mbps appear for all the dataset sizes across all average file sizes tested. 


Upload Speed is also displayed on the Migration Details page in the right hand panel, and the Agent Settings page.


Details Page



Agent Settings Page

Why is the Speed Test Result from Migration App so Different from the Standard Speed Test Results?

Numerous factors impact this. For example the Speed Test above yielded 18.91Mbps for the Egnyte API endpoint, but the standard Speed Test for the same source to Egnyte reported more than 5X the upload speed.


Back to the question of why. One reason is that many ISPs have designed their systems to prioritize downloading, and therefore throttle upload speeds. Another factor could be simply the network connection at any given time. Speeds can also vary on a single connection over the course of the day due to other demands on the pipe. Many customers choose to run Migrations during off-peak hours for that very reason. Beyond network considerations, the Egnyte API endpoint response time itself can be impacted by high demand and other factors.

Keeping all of this in mind, the Speed Test is designed to help give customers a general idea of how long it will take to upload a data set. It’s intuitive to understand that the more data you have, the longer it will take. But maybe less obvious that a 10GB dataset composed of millions of files will take much longer to migrate than a 10GB dataset composed of just a few hundred files. These Speed Test results help to illustrate that.

Questions? Feature Requests? Other Feedback?

If you have feature suggestions or requests, feel free to submit them here, and make sure you mention Migration App in the text.

For more complex requests that would benefit from providing screenshots or other attachments, you may submit them to support@egnyte.com. Be sure to include Migration App in the email title. Our Support team will push your comments to the Product team for consideration.


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