Small Business Server consuming too many resources.

Hello All,

I have been trying to run a REV Iomega backup on a SBS 2003 and I continue to get reports in the log file from REV software that the backup was not able to start because of low system resources.  If I stop some services the backup will perform ok.  Is this normal.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Eric
wileavereAsked:
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
The issue with the REV's is that the Operating System recognizes them as CDROM drives, which are prevented as a backup location.  So you need something to compensate for that.

You're the one that chose that drive... so you can either get FireStreamer or get a USB Hard drive that doesn't need any third party software.

Jeff
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The_IT_GarageCommented:
Which services are you stopping?
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wileavereAuthor Commented:
I stopped CA etrust antivirus and a couple of other services, SBSMonitoring and SBSSharepoint.  They freed up enough resources to run the back up.  I don't think I should have to stop services just to run a backup.  The server has 1GB RAM.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What's taking up the RAM on the system?  Look over task manager - and tick off the "Virtual Memory" column in the processes list.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
From experience, you should not use the REV's software and instead use the SBS Backup.  You will need http://www.firestreamer.com to make this work though.

Jeff
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wileavereAuthor Commented:
Jeff,

What happened to "It's all in the box"?  I would like to use either the REV software or SBS Backup without any third party software.

Should i be running more memory?  2GB?
Or, what services can I shut down before backup begins with a batch file and then restart after the backup?

Thanks
Eric
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wileavereAuthor Commented:
Actually my boss picked it.  Wants me to install, configure, troubleshoot and support it, but he doesn't know anything about it either.

I will see what I can do with FireStreamer.

Thanks
Eric
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Ok... :-)

Jeff
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wileavereAuthor Commented:
Jeff,

I have another issue.  The sbs backup is not working correctly.  Under Server Management, Manage Small Business Server back, I get The page cannot be found message.  So I was going to go to add/remove programs and uninstall then restart then reinstall, but what section is backup under?  Is it under Administration, Networking, monitoring...?

Thanks again.

Eric
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Please start another question for this separate issue.

Thanks!

Jeff
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The_IT_GarageCommented:
The recommendation sounds OK to me
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