Backup Exec 11d backup to disk file size
Posted on 2007-03-22
I am in the process of setting up Backup Exec 11d and am confused about setting the file size of a backup to disk file. The default size is 1GB. If I create a backup that is 200GB in size, does that mean that my backup to disk folder will have 200 backup to disk files in it?
The Backup Exec documentation does not give any guide lines that I can see on what an optimal size for the files would be for various environments. It only warns you that before you change the default file size, you should be aware that making many small files could effect system perfomance, and that making the file size too big could effect file system limitations and network perfomance.
Question is, what is an optimal file size for an environment with a 200GB+/- weekly backup job? I'll be backing up to disk on the same server that Backup Exec is running.
If you can help me understand this, I would greatly appreciate it.