Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Server Backup Taking Forever in Technical; Hey Guys
I have just realised today that my server backup is still in progress but is scheduled to backup ...
13th December 2013, 09:42 AM #1
Server Backup Taking Forever
I have just realised today that my server backup is still in progress but is scheduled to backup everyday at 7:30pm and it's only done 78%??? I use windows server backup and told it to backup to a NAS box which has a Samba share on it. I'm a bit confused to why this is as the domain controller finish it's backup in minutes??? Anyone have any ideas??
13th December 2013, 09:47 AM #2
Is it backing up files that are in use?
It could just be waiting or retrying a lot.
Happens with DB files
13th December 2013, 09:50 AM #3
Yes its our file server so normally the files are being used, would this be cause just seems real slow
13th December 2013, 10:01 AM #4
I used to find our home areas backups took over 24 hours - in the end I excluded AppData (in our case this doesn't contain anything important) which often contains a huge number of tiny files which murdered the copy speeds in Robocopy. Been fine since. Not sure if you can exclude in this way with WSB, or if it's appropriate, but worth a look.
13th December 2013, 11:45 AM #5
We're finding rsync is taking around 15 minutes to backup our entire file server at busy times - shared file areas, user file areas and redirected desktops, although admittedly we don't have redirected AppData folders. rsync is available for Windows, the original poster might find that woth a try for their users files and do server state via Windows Server Backup.
Originally Posted by 3s-gtech
13th December 2013, 12:00 PM #6
Hehe yeah that's a fair bit quicker. You probably have a very different storage setup to us, but that's still impressive.
13th December 2013, 12:09 PM #7
In my experience Windows Server Backup is particularly slow. Backup of our VM host with 2 DCs on it start at 7pm and Windows Backup would finish about 6am. Acronis Backup was better, finishing at about 11pm.
Veeam takes 37 mins to do both VMs. All were doing the same type of job. Perhaps there was some kind of problem but the difference is stunning.
16th December 2013, 10:56 AM #8
Ah ok, so do you think it would be better to go with Acronis backup then rather than Windows Backup? I'm going to look for alternative I think! Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
Originally Posted by sparkeh
16th December 2013, 11:08 AM #9
Ah no please don't take that as an endorsement of Acronis, just giving my experience with Windows Backup compared to other solutions. Acronis was a funny old bit of software, dead easy to setup and when it worked it was great, if something went wrong it was hellish to try and fix. I have also used Symantec which I hate with a passion.
Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth
Are you backing up virtual servers? If so then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Veeam. Otherwise people backing up physical servers will have more recent experience with 3rd party backup software for that environment.
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