Backupexec and av scanning
Yeah i second that, AV on access scanning does slow it down and there are no reason to scan the files you can exclude the BKF, EDB files and sometimes backup-to-disk folder as well.
Originally Posted by steve
Also few things to check:
- What is trhe RAID setup on the backup server i.e. 1, 5, 0 etc
- what is the network connection link speed from the servers being backed up to the backup server i.e. 100mb/1Gb, Teamed, 10Gb ?
- What is the RAID setup on the servers that are being backed up?
Usually the slowness will be from the servers that is being backed up rather than the backup server. As Steve said its a good idea to defrag your backup server as well as the other servers, just schedule this so you don't have to remember. Also allow plenty of defrag window on backup server if you backup server has large amount of disk space.
As the usual small files will always take longer to backup than larger ones and there is no anything that can be done to speed this up.