[Veritas-bu] NBU 6.5.6 client on FreeBSD 7.2 host
Now that we made it to 6.5.6 we're able to start testing NFS performance
from our NetApp VS NDMP. For the longest time we've done the backup of
some 1 billion small image files off the NetApp via NDMP. This job
usually took 1-3 weeks to complete a full sweep via NDMP.
Since we have support for FBSD we thought we would try doing NFS via
that client as Linux NFS is not as powerful as the BSD/Solaris variety.
Well on our initial test of a small volume from the NetApp, we're seeing
2-4MB/s performance. Confirmed via bptm log. This is going straight to
LTO4 tape, which usually backs up around 150MB/s. Logs show that the
previous NDMP jobs from the NetApp we're doing around 40MB/s direct to
two dedicated NDMP LTO4 drives.
Supposedly multiplexing for NDMP will come to NBU 7.x shortly and we
will test again with that in the future. Right now I am not multiplexing
this NFS job but while looking in bptm I don't see the usual "waited for
buffer" errors that would tell me that I _should_ increase it. Is it
still likely multiplexing would increase the overall performance here?
Is this a known issue with FBSD clients? Is there something else I
should be looking at?
Nate Sanders Digital Motorworks
System Administrator (512) 692 - 1038
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