Backup Exec taking double time after DLO option used

I have been running Backup Exec 11 for a while now and my normal backup has been taking about 4 and a half hours give or take.  When I started using the DLO option to back up 3 units to the file server, the backup now takes about 17 hours to complete. Total increase of size on the file server is only 4 GB. Before the DLO back ups started i was processing 49GB in an hour or so and now i am processing 53GB in 6 +. Verification is also much longer. Backup of the Exchange server has maintained at the same time length. No other equipment changes or software changes have occurred. Running Win2k3 server SP2 on the backup server. And Win2k server SP4 on the File server. Backing up to a Dell PowerVault 124T. Using the Backup Exec Remote Agent.

I know if i don't back up those folders on the file server, my job will decrease back to normal but that seems to be the whole point of using the DLO for the few people who do not save everything on the shared drives. Is there some setting i am missing either on the backup job itself or on the DLO settings?

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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You say that if you remove those folders from the backup, the backup will be fast again - have you tried this - just as a test?

DLO should to my knowledge not have this influence on backup jobs.
ecb1456Author Commented:
Yes, tried it this weekend and the backup went back to its standard 4 1/2 hour backup time. This is about 1/4 of the time of the backup since DLO is being used despite being less than 10% of the data.

I didn't think so either. I have restored the DLO files back and let's see if it goes back up in length again.

Any thoughts about the Remote Agent on the File Server that the DLO is saving files to?
Are the DLO files on a different server than the other 49GB?
If that's the case, you may want to check network settings (speed, duplex) on the server hosting the DLO files.
The remote agent should be at the same level as on the media server. You could always psuh it out again from the media server if you're not sure.

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ecb1456Author Commented:
No. One server. I have reinitialized the remote agent on the file server. I will let you know if this works on the next backup.
ecb1456Author Commented:
After pushing the Remote agent back out to the File server, backups with the DLO files are back to their normal level. Thanks for the help.
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