In both locations on your server, can you create for example a TXT file, modify it and re-save it ?
In both locations, have you "Total Control" on folders & files ?
On your Server (both locations) & on your PC, have you checked that .DWG, .DWL, .DWK, .BAK, etc (any files created/modified by ACAD) are not checked/tracked by the Anti-virus ?
It could sometimes dramatically slow down the Input/Output File Process ...
Ok, problem solved. Looks like it was our anti-virus program that was causing the freezing. We just tweaked the settings, and now I can attach the files with no problem.
Thanks for the help guys.
>> We just tweaked the settings
Thank you for your feedback and great you could solve it.
For the future readers: can you give us more details like what antivirus software do you use and what settings did you change?
Thx, - alfred -
You are curious ?
The tweaks are : For CIA & NSA process, please stop to check/track ACAD files on the Server !
PS for kconn85 : please mark as solved your topic !
Yes, of course. In short, we added (.dwg) files to our virus protection programs exclusion list.
We are using Trend Micro security agent. This program has a problem (.dwg) files sometimes. Often causes some lag. So we excluded (.dwg) files from its scans. We've had to do this on other drives, but we never did it for our GIS drive. We had some problems even trying to save (.dwg) files to our server. I had to save them locally, and then cut and paste them onto our server. We're probably going to look for another security program in the future, but for now, the exclusion list works. We don't ever send or received (.dwg) files often. So when we do get them in, we just have to scan them manually before saving them to the server. But with the files added to the exclusion list, we have no problem attaching (.dwg) files now.
The problem can be with : DWG, BAK, DWL, DWK
and I hope that you have redirected ALL temporary files (Main DWG + XREFs) to a Local Folder ???