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Good day all!


Can I speed up the "building snapshot" process?


I have defragmented my drives and added more memory and it still seems to take forever to build a snapshot. Look at this



-	1/12/2006 6:12:20 PM: Copying DATA on DATA (E:)

1/13/2006 1:57:36 AM: Snapshot stored, 944.9 MB

1/13/2006 2:02:20 AM: Execution completed successfully

Completed: 25063 files, 5.1 GB

Performance: 194.2 MB/minute

Duration: 07:49:59 (07:23:33 idle/loading/preparing)


Here are some technical details

I have two identical servers a primary(production file server) and backup(Retrospect backup server). The backup server performs a duplicate job from the primary to itself. Afterwards we run the tape backup which takes anywhere from 9 -15 hours.


Hardware/Software Details

Pentium 4 2.8 533FSB


749.71 GB RAID 5 (4x200GB HDs)

CERC ATA 100 4 CH RAID Dell Driver

Certance LTO-3 Cettance Driver

Adaptec 39320A Adaptec Driver

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Service Pack 1 (build 3790)



Any help would be appreciated and how to improve this backup job or speed up/tweak Retrospect to reduce snapshot build time.



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Yikes! That's a LONG time!


Anyway, how many files are there on disk E:? (I assume there are a LOT more than the 25063 files actually backed up?)


In order to create a snapshot, Retrospect need to get the permissions on EVERY file on the disk, backed up or not.

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