Our current setup is configured where local data servers are used to directly FTP the respective databases housed on that server to production servers. What I want to investigate is the processing impact of FTP'ing on the server while databases are running (and vice-versa) - as there may need to be a business case put forward to alter the current arrangement. While I have seen, VBS scripts to track CPU load, I want to have an understanding of all factors - CPU load, RAM and upload bandwidth? Are there any standardised rules-of-thumb on how to monitor these? Presuambly, I'll need to monitor all factors twice, once sans FTP, then a DB run while FTP'ing?