BackupExec 12.5 - high cpu usage on remote agent but very little data
For a long time now our backups to tape using BackupExec 12.5 have been very slow (as low as 110MB/min) and I have only just gotten round to looking at sorting this.
The situation is one 2008 server connected to a LTO4 Tandburg tape drive backing up other servers using the Symentec remote agent.
One thing that I did spot is that the servers on which the remote agent is install are using the power of an entire processing core running the remote agent even though very little data is going over the NIC - in fact the NICs usage during the backup can regularly be seen at 0%.
Any clues? :)