03-29-2008 10:20 AM
08-23-2011 07:07 AM
Well I got no where a couple years ago when I tried implementing this feature. It worked for a couple of smaller shares, but the majority of our shares are over 1T.
I am in the process of upgrading to BE 2010 and am thought maybe it would work better now that I am on a 64-bit machine but I am still having issues
I am trying to get the synthetic policy to work on our user home share. It is about 2 T with about 7 Million files. The Baseline backup takes days but eventually finished but had many errors on directories that couldn’t be backed up because they didn’t exist. I assumed these were just folders that were present during the initial scan and removed before they actually got backed up. I also was hoping that the future incrementals would take care of anything. Instead the future incrementals continue to back up almost everything again (and each take s couple days to run as well) I let it go for over a week just in case it got itself together, but it did not. I had to hold all those jobs and go back to the daily diffs.
I am backing up everything to Data Domain boxes.
Does anyone have any suggestions or know of any limits for how much data the synthetic and true image backups can handle? I honestly more interested in the True image restores than the synthetic backups. But both would be nice since we paid for the add-on.
08-23-2011 08:03 AM
BackupExec will choke on that high of a file count. Get a Symantec employee cornered in the room, the product historically choked on anything over 50,000 files + within a directory.
There was a hotfix that was being tested in 12.5, but it was beta then and I don't think ever went anywhere.
I think I posted in your other thread, but you will need to look for a different solution in this use case. Instead of the DD boxes, Avamar would have solved it for sure.