iSCSI DAS/Backup Exec performance question
Posted on 2010-08-19
Recieved my new DroboPro yesterday, ran a test backup to disk job last night using a copy of the normal Differential tape job. Normal job takes on average 6 hours..this test took 8.5 backing up a hair over 500gigs.
Server is an HP Proliant DL360 G5, 3.25ghz Xeon, 3.5gb ram, pcie 1gig dediacted nic for iSCSI. Wired directly to the DroboPro whose also got a 1gb interface.
Having never setup or configured iSCSI before I let the install disk do that for me.
Anyway, Are there any "best practices" or performance related things I can do either in Backup Exec (ver 12) or within Server 2003 itself?
Since this test job and the previous nights jobs both backed up 583gb and 596gb respectively, I would have assumed that sata-300 disks would write faster than an LTO4 tape drive...