Can I speed up my LTO 4 daily tape backup?

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Backup
LTO
LTO tape library
LTO4
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Windows
Windows Server 2000
Backing up servers over a 100mbps node is very very slow. Is there anything that can be done to speed this up over the existing 100mbps line? The transfers seem to be going at around 7-12mbps. The server is a Windows 2000 Advanced server and the client machines are Windows 2003 R2 servers.

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windows 2000 advanced server, windows 2003 r2, lto4 tapes
ASKED: September 16, 2010  5:10 PM
UPDATED: September 20, 2010  7:18 PM

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the details are not very clear to me.

if “100mbps node” = some kind of network link and if “7-12mbps” does = per second then that 600mb/m is about the best you can expect.

If the bus is not totally saturated and your backup application supports it then use multiplex with two data streams.

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