Backup hardware and software alternatives for large amount of tif images.
Posted on 2010-08-19
Hi - I am looking looking for suggestions for a backup problem our office is having. We use Symantec Backup Exec v12 (windows) to backup to tape (HP Storageworks Ultrium 1840 - LTO4) direct connection to server.
Currently, we have a rather large directory of .tif images, approximately:
16 million files, totalling about 780GB
converted = 817,889 280 KB
converted = 798,720 MB
We setup a FULL backup on Friday and Differential Backups Mon-Thurs
The problem is the job takes too long and eventually fails. The Full Friday job runs approsimately 60 Hours and the Mon-Thurs is up to 11 hours.
Thats about a job rate of about 221MB per minute for the full friday job. LTO4 is rated much higher.
At some point within the next 3 months we are planning to implement a new BDR solution that should aid us with this backup and every other backup in the company, but the ploblem is that we need to get this corrected in the interim by any means. Even though we replicate this entire server and have a working reduntant available off-site, we need to get some sort of nightly / weekly backup solution in place to comply with our partners regulatory auditors.