Re: San Backups

2001-05-26 06:32:31
Subject: Re: San Backups
From: Mark Stapleton <stapleton AT BERBEE DOT COM>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 22:57:21 -0500
Jeff Bach wrote:
> 54 Gigs per hour testing using an Exchange client single threading to a 3590
> tape drive.  Compression is running on the client.

Keep in mind of course that you've got the same CPU(s) running Exchange
*and* compressing 54GB worth of data every hour.

While you get better throughput with client-side compression, you'll get
better storage compression (and a zippier Exchange server) by turning
off client-side compression and turning on hardware (tape drive)
compression. And if you're running client-side compression *and*
hardware compression, you're creating extraneous work that nets you no
additional benefits. (You *do* have hardware compression turned off,
don't you?)

Mark Stapleton (stapleton AT berbee DOT com)
Mark Stapleton (stapleton AT berbee DOT com)
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