Garethwduncan Posted July 2, 2009 Report Share Posted July 2, 2009 (edited) After upgrading from retrospect 6.x to 8.x we found that the speed of backing up from a client to our raid was dramatically slower. which was really disappointing and had pushed our backup window to 26+ hours which is not acceptable. So we hit the forums looking for answers, long and the short of it ? most posts we found digressed into reinstalling Retrospect 6.x, and the comment from the Retro lads was basically "Sorry we had to get it release by deadlines, we'll fix performance issues in patches" Our findings! We found that Sharing the folder we are going to backup (of Course Owner:Read&Write Group:Read&Write Everyone:None) then adding the share in Retrospect over afp. + Add Source --> Add Share --> afp:///Share_name/ . This increases our backup speed dramatically on average 10x the write speed, bring it back to a decent speed / backup window. Copying Folders/Files using the client Performance: 124.7 MB/minute (123.9 copy, 125.5 compare) When u have 800 odd gig to back up is painful. However ! AFP for the Save. Copying Folders/Files using AFP Performance: 1741.1 MB/minute (1869.0 copy, 1629.5 compare) Much faster! but not without its own issues. The problem with this is that the "shares" aren't monitored and show up as "not backed up" Basically because its not using the client to do the backups its just using AFP, Anyways I hope helps some people out, Edited July 3, 2009 by Guest Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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