---> TCPWindowsize 64512
TSM Reference Manual:
Specifies, in kilobytes, the amount of receive data that can be buffered
at one time on a TCP/IP connection.
3. A window size larger than the buffer space on the network adapter might
degrade throughput due to resending packets that were lost on the adapter.
Try "tcpwindowsize 256" instead
---> 3 IDE drives
Is the DB on separate drive? How many volumes ?!?! What is the drive and
what is the DB cache hit ratio?
IDE drives perform terrible if you issue more than one operation against
them - commands are queued in the device driver or controller but the
drive is executing them one-by-one. If you have master+slave drive on same
IDE channel - one drive have to wait until the other finishes its
operation and frees the IDE bus.
Do yourself a favour - buy one or two SCSI drives. It is a server on the
---> 3 drives. OS - DB - LOG
Your network is 100 Mb/s (~= 10 MB/s). The drives in 3583 are LTO, right
(15MB/s). You wrote 3 drives (and small diskpool or no at all) - so you
are attempting to backup direct to tape? Thus your network is unable to
feed the beast quickly enough and LTO has to stop-rewind back-start.
Usually under such circumstances you not only are wearing out to drive but
also are getting 1-3 MB/s (or less) tape-write rate.
---> Network data transfer rate: 570.67 KB/sec
It might be worth to check the network (preferably after paying attention
to above remarks). The TSM server is 100+Full+NoAuto but what about the
client nodes, switch(es)?
Etienne Brodeur <ebrodeur AT SERTI DOT COM>
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Subject: Troubleshooting performance issues
I have some major performance issues during archive operations. I also
have bad performance durning backups, but the backup window is large so
they complete without any problems. I can't seem to put my finger on the
bottleneck and was wondering if someone had a document to recommend when
looking for performance issues?
Here is the scenario:
TSM 188.8.131.52 server on W2K (SP2)
3 IDE drives. OS - DB - LOG
100 Mbs/Full Duplex (not auto)
LTO 3583 SCSI attached to the server
There are 10 clients running 4.2.2.x (mostly 184.108.40.206). I have not set any
performance settings in the DSM.OPTs. The servers have less than 10 GB of
data each. I have 5 of them archiving to tape at the same time and they
are all running very slowly:
05-11-2002 01:29:29 ANE4952I (Session: 5848, Node: HY-ORAPED-2000) Total
number of objects inspected: 102,322
05-11-2002 01:29:29 ANE4953I (Session: 5848, Node: HY-ORAPED-2000) Total
number of objects archived: 86,989
05-11-2002 01:29:29 ANE4961I (Session: 5848, Node: HY-ORAPED-2000) Total
number of bytes transferred: 6.46 Go
05-11-2002 01:29:29 ANE4963I (Session: 5848, Node: HY-ORAPED-2000) Data
transfer time: 11,875.56 sec
05-11-2002 01:29:29 ANE4966I (Session: 5848, Node: HY-ORAPED-2000)
data transfer rate: 570.67 KB/sec
05-11-2002 01:29:29 ANE4967I (Session: 5848, Node: HY-ORAPED-2000)
data transfer rate: 511.71 KB/sec
05-11-2002 01:29:29 ANE4968I (Session: 5848, Node: HY-ORAPED-2000)
compressed by: 0%
05-11-2002 01:29:29 ANE4964I (Session: 5848, Node: HY-ORAPED-2000)
processing time: 03:40:43
This was the fast one, I also have this W2K client:
05-11-2002 07:25:34 ANE4952I (Session: 5906, Node: HY-OSRV-2000) Total
of objects inspected: 8,424
05-11-2002 07:25:34 ANE4953I (Session: 5906, Node: HY-OSRV-2000) Total
of objects archived: 8,364
05-11-2002 07:25:34 ANE4961I (Session: 5906, Node: HY-OSRV-2000) Total
of bytes transferred: 2.76 Go
05-11-2002 07:25:34 ANE4963I (Session: 5906, Node: HY-OSRV-2000) Data
transfer time: 2,871.55 sec
05-11-2002 07:25:34 ANE4966I (Session: 5906, Node: HY-OSRV-2000) Network
transfer rate: 1,008.95 KB/sec
05-11-2002 07:25:34 ANE4967I (Session: 5906, Node: HY-OSRV-2000)
data transfer rate: 97.15 KB/sec
05-11-2002 07:25:34 ANE4968I (Session: 5906, Node: HY-OSRV-2000) Objects
compressed by: 0%
05-11-2002 07:25:34 ANE4964I (Session: 5906, Node: HY-OSRV-2000) Elapsed
processing time: 08:17:01
Please help me! I don't know where to look anymore.