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dlloyd

A Front-End Parent Server that Manages Child Servers

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I think that Retrospect is a great product and I have experienced significant ROI throughout the 10 years I have used it at a couple of Enterprise environments. Administration of multiple servers both locally and across the WAN has been difficult. One thought I have is to have a front-end parent Retrospect server that primarily manages backup accounts and directs processes or tasks to other child Retrospect servers. As an example I have 4 Retrospect servers at headquarters each running in proactive mode. At 8 simultaneous threads per server (my experience as been 6 threads without problems) I have in theory 32 simultaneous threads available to use, but if 1 of the servers is using all 6-8 threads then other systems get placed in line to backup on that server when I have many available threads on another server. So in a sense load balanced backups.

 

This is not easy to develop I'm sure and Retrospect has come a long way , but just my perspective on gaining productivity.

 

dlloyd

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Hi

 

This is an interesting request. Would you consider your site to be a small/ medium business or are you closer to an enterprise level?

 

Thanks

nate

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Sounds similiar to my request on the MacOS side of things...

 

Multiple Retrospect Servers - Laundry List Request

#32459 - 10/19/03 11:21 AM

 

Still waiting......

 

-ric

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I would say we are between medium and Enterprise. We are using Retrospect to backup about 60% of our computers or about 1000 systems, across 5 WAN locations.

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