Frank N Berry Posted March 27, 2008 Report Share Posted March 27, 2008 What would be the expected performance for the following configuration? Backup Server: Dell Precision T3400 (2.4GHz Intel E4600) 2 GB RAM 2 x 500 GB drives in RAID-1 configuration Adaptec Ultra160 SCSI 39160 PCI Dell PowerVault LTO-2-024 (PV110T) Windows XP Pro SP2 Retrospect Professional 7.5.508 Backing up a roughly 100 GB shared directory from the main RAID volume (which is also the C: drive). In addition, we are backing up 5 Windows XP Pro workstations from a Gigabit network. Files are mostly CAD based which is roughly anywhere from under 1 MB to about 30 MB (avg. 5 MB). Performance we are seeing is about 100 MB/minute from both the local directory and from the network. Questions: - Is the performance above unusual? I would think backing up local files would be much faster than this, especially considering the gear. I didn't expect the local and network speed to be roughly the same unless 1) the files are so small that it's creating a bottleneck or 2) there is a problem with Retrospect/drivers/backup server. - This is a brand new system and Dell/Tandberg drivers were installed along with some XP update to support this drive. Does Retrospect come with its own drivers? Is it preferable to remove the Dell drivers (as I believe they are designed to support XP's Backup program)? Is it a good ideal to install the latest RDU? When removing the Dell drivers or adding/removing the RDU, is it necessary to reboot the system or is it sufficient to just restart Retrospect? Any hints on how to improve the above performance or is this normal? Many thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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