I have three remote sites/servers I support daily for data backups. We use Veritas BackupExec v10 and the data resides on a Clarion CX500 with direct 2gb fibre connectivity to the media host. The tape library is a Dell Powervault LTO2 scsi attached to the server. The problem is extremely long backup times for one server at each site. The total volume of data is about 750GB per remote server. The data consists of different files types (gif,tif,txt,etc). The last full backup I managed to run logged 8.456 million files, .8 million directories and the average file size is about 10kb each. No antivirus runs during the backup process and the media server is dedicated to this function. The other servers being backed up on these media servers average about 700-800MB/m. The problem backup averages about 112-120MB/m. A 'Full' backup is this environment takes over 65 hours, on the weekend. I suspect the shear number of very small files is the problem as this only happens with these three severs. Does anyone have a similiar environment or suggestions for an alternate backup process, product, method?
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