Veritas Backup Exec going very slowly
Posted on 2008-10-23
I've got a problem with Veritas Backup Exec (9.1) running every night. It runs on our main server (Windows Server 2003 SBS SP2) home to SQL and Exchange as well as file hosting. The backup is set to run at 4am and hopefully be completed by 5pm so a new tape can go into the drive.
The problem is the backup is taking far too long. The last one run has a byte count of 144,819,951,772 and took a total of 15 hours 24 minutes. So I examined the job history...
C Drive (Windows and software installs) - 203.00 MB/Min
E Drive (SQL) - 429.00 MB/Min
F Drive (Roaming Profiles & Home Folder) - 378.00 MB/Min
G Drive (Shared network drives) - 391.00 MB/Min
K Drive (Exchange database & files) - 402.00 MB/Min
Microsoft Exchange Mailboxes - 47.00 MB/Min
Microsoft Exchange Public Folders - 40.00 MB/Min
Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group - 707.00 MB/Min
Microsoft SQL Server - 439.00 MB/Min
Shadow?Copy?Components - 173.00 MB/Min
Job rate : 148.00 MB/Min (Byte count divided by Elapsed time for job)
Is there any way I can get the mailboxes and public folders to go any quicker as it's quite apparent they they're slowing it down hugely?
Under the Exchange mailboxes & public folders it doesn't list any files or directories as being backed up, is this right?