[Veritas-bu] Backing up very large Windows file systems
how about using multiple policies for the client each with specific
From: Ed Wilts [mailto:ewilts AT ewilts DOT org]
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 2:56 PM
To: Veritas List
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Backing up very large Windows file systems
We're struggling with a good mechanism of backing up very large file
systems on Windows 2003 clusters. A typical file system will be about
500GB with 10 million files. NetBackup 4.5 gets absolutely horrible
performance compared to a similarly-sized file system with <1M files.
These systems are connected via GigE to a Solaris system with a SAN
connection to our L700 library containing SDLT drives. A single backup
take on the order of 4 days.
What optimization can I do? FlashBackup might be an option, but it's
not available for Windows until 5.0 and we're not there yet.
Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
mailto:ewilts AT ewilts DOT org
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