troubleshooting Question

Why is the backup of files taking so long?

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We are using Symantec BackupExec 12 on a Windows 2k3 Server (Enterprise), backing up a Windows 2k3 (Standard) server containing files and databases. The device we are using is a Quantum Ultrium LTO-4 half-height tape drive.

The databases are on SQL 2000 and take up about 10 GB.
The rest of the files (about 700,000) take up about 100 GB.

Both servers are on the same Gigabit switch.

When the backup runs, the SQL databases are backed up in minutes, with speeds of 4-5 GB/min. The files, on the other hand, take and average of 5 hours and  we are only getting 400-500 MB/min of throughput.

What could be the cause?

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