i have started using the VDR backup software that is free from Vmware, we have the following configuration in place.
3 Host Cluster
10 windows servers (2008)
20 Redhat Servers
Each Host has a VDR installed to prevent any access issues, each VDR has 6-10 VM's in individual jobs. the VDR are configured as follows
VDR - OS installed on Production SAN
iSCSI - 2x 500Gb drives linked from a QNAP device
Redhat server - Approx 1-2 hours complete initial backup (80Gb)
Windows Server - Approx 6-14 hours complete backup (120Gb)
I know that the windows machines are slightly larger and will have more processing applications in use than the Redhat but is there a way to check the speeds of the backups to ensure that they are running correct and have no underlying issues I/O performance issues or other.....