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Have a back up job ...
24th August 2012, 10:38 PM #1
Speed up backup exec jobs?
Is there any setting in backup exec 12.5 which would cause jobs to be sloooow?
Have a back up job running at 189 kilobytes / min
It's backing up files from a server to a hard disk that's connected to the backup server.
Backup server NIC is running at 1Gbps ( Which is strange because it has two NIC's teamed so should be running at 2Gbps). Would it help if I added more NIC's to the team? Or do I need to increase the bandwidth on the servers it's backing up as well?
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24th August 2012, 10:58 PM #2
How is the HDD connected? I would rule that out before looking at the network.
At 189KB/m you have a serious problem
We throw all our backups over a 1Gbps 5 mile wan link site a-b and vice versa and don't ever have performance problems on the network ... If we were running at that speed we would never get a backup.
24th August 2012, 11:11 PM #3
It's one of these servers
hard disks connect by scsi and server is using a HP smart array P800 controller.
The disk is sata and in raid 5.
24th August 2012, 11:19 PM #4
is the backup disk the same as the system disk?
24th August 2012, 11:21 PM #5
Nope different, and nothing else uses this disk but the backup
24th August 2012, 11:49 PM #6
Do you have any anti-virus software installed on that server? If so, is it scanning every single file before they get backed up by BackupExec?
24th August 2012, 11:51 PM #7
Have symantec end point protection installed. No scans are running as I did think of that, not sure if a setting to scan every file is set. Will check, not even sure if there is a setting for that on it.
Originally Posted by Arthur
24th August 2012, 11:56 PM #8
Was an option ticked to scan files when backup.
I've unticked that and disabled the AV... don't see any speed increase yet.
25th August 2012, 11:03 AM #9
Disable SEP entirely during the backup.
We had an issue on DPM with SEP killing a backup.
25th August 2012, 12:28 PM #10
I right clicked and disabled SEP, is this what you mean?
Originally Posted by twin--turbo
It didn't appear to make any difference in the speed of the backup.
25th August 2012, 12:39 PM #11
Rule out back up exec, if you log onto the back up server and copy a large file(s) across the network from the server you are trying to back up does it go quicker?
25th August 2012, 01:40 PM #12
I copied a 26gb folder across and it averaged around 100MB/sec
Originally Posted by kmount
Isn't that still a bit slow though? faster than backup exec at least..
25th August 2012, 01:58 PM #13
100MByte/s or 100Mbit/s ?
Either is much higher than back up exec for sure though.
So, how is the data being pulled from the remote host with BE, cifs directly or via a BE agent? (or sql/exch?)
25th August 2012, 02:05 PM #14
100MByte, well at least the windows box shows a upper case B so presume it's that.
I'm using the backup exec agent. That I pushed out from the backup server, and it was backing up file data ( Word docs, powerpoint, images video etc - common files found on file servers )
When the job is running I can see on the backup exec agent what it's backing up and it is very slow at changing files, e.g the agent shows its backing up a .ppx file and stays on it for 5-10 secs. Surly should be near instant.
25th August 2012, 02:09 PM #15
Cool, thanks for that.
I'd try having it back up the same 26GB you transferred just to rule out the smaller files as a cause.
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