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    Hello,

    Inherited a network and am trying to make some minor improvements in the short term...

    I am having a problem with backupexec 12.5 and the length of time backups are currently taking (around 24 hours for backup2disk differential and full backups). I am told they were much quicker when the software was configured initially however there is now more data - around 2 TB of files, system states of 10 servers and exchange/SQL backups.

    I am reading the administrators manual currently when I get chance and a couple of things I have noticed are:

    Regular de-fragmentation: No server maintenance at all was being carried out and I have now implemented this which has helped a little bit.

    Priority: would setting this higher improve speed? I would assume it would require more of the servers resources.

    Thanks for any help and suggestions.

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    I had so much pain with backup exec I just gave up and moved to DPM, different technology

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    Is that part of microsoft system centre? How does it work?

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    Volume licence was about £12 a server I think. Simply it works with VSS it does syncs throughout the day so full backups are a few minutes and can be done throughout the day plus I pay £12 a server so if it has sharepoint, SQL, random thing I dont have to buy a £500 sharepoint agent plus I dont have to buy upgrade licences if for example I move form Exchange 2007 to 2010.

    I have mine setup with 5 disks (not raided) and it puts the disks into a pool then spreads the data throughout the Pool

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    Wow that sounds really good. Whats the recovery process like? Does it do anything along the lines of a OS backup/image? Will certainly have a look into it but I think I will be stuck with backupexec for a while yet.

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    Well are you on volume licencing? well if you use vss very similar restore procedure, I have full backups 3 times a day and system doesnt even flinch and takes a few minutes. Only downside it doesnt do Linux but does vmware and hyper V

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    We have a microsoft select agreement currently. We have shadow copies enabled on the file servers which work great. Will have a look at it anyways, thanks for telling me about it.



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