While connected to our production server (SQL Server 2008, very powerful machine), this SELECT statement takes 2 seconds, spitting back all fields (4 MB of data in total).
SELECT TOP (30000) * FROM person WITH(NOLOCK);
From any other box on the same network (connecting using SQL authentication or Windows Authentication), the same query takes 1 minute, 8 seconds.
I am testing with this very simple statement to illustrate that it's not an indexing problem or query-related problem. (We have performance issues with all queries at the moment...)
The rows come in chunks, and not all at once. I get my first rows instantly, and then wait for over 1 minute for the batches of rows to come in.
Here are the Client Statistics of the query, when it is ran from the remote box:
Query Profile Statistics Number of INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE statements 0 Rows affected by INSERT, DELETE, or UPDATE statements 0 Number of SELECT statements 2 Rows returned by SELECT statements 30001 Number of transactions 0 Network Statistics Number of server roundtrips 3 TDS packets sent from client 3 TDS packets received from server 1216 Bytes sent from client 266 Bytes received from server 4019800 Time Statistics Client processing time 72441 ms (72 seconds) Total execution time 72441 ms Wait time on server replies 0
We can see that the "Client Processing Time" is equal to the total execution time.
Does anyone know what steps I can take to diagnose why the transfer of the actual data is taking a long time?
Is there an SQL configuration parameter that restricts or limits data transfer speed between machines?