> briefly, for about half an hour. and throughput
> wasn't noticeably better.
> i've a thought. im going to get very detailed about
> how i've configured SAV and SMSE and see if we've got
> them doing the same thing. i'll post when i've
> gathered that info.
> you up for it?
Forgive me if I get too detailed. Just trying to help out. I'm posting as requested. My results are far from impressive. We store more info under our public folders than in the individual mailboxes. So it's not quite apples to apples as the rest of the posters following this thread.
Exchange 2003 server SP1
Dell PE 2650 - 2 Xexon 2.8 procs with HT enabled.
4gb Ram - Windows Server 2003 SP1
- OS drive 12 GB mirrored partition Perc 3/DI channel 0 (10k drives)
- Logs drive 20 GB mirrored partition Perc 3/DI channel 0 (same physical drives as above)
- Database partition 136 GB Raid 5 on Perc 3/DI channel 1 (15k drives )
- 1 intel gig nic
System runs using on 1.88 GB of ram on average.
SMSMSE Version: 22.214.171.1246 (updating next week)
Exchange background scanning enabled
Scan message bodies enabled
Scan SMTP messages leaving server not enabled.
SAV 10.0.1.1007 (autoprotect excludes \SMSMSE\Downloads\, \SMSMSE\Quarantine\, \SMSMSE\spamprevention\ , \SMSMSE\Temp\, all drives - \Backup Exec AOFO Store\, data base drive \Mdbdata\*.* , \logs\ exchange trans logs, \exchsrvr\mailroot\, \exchsrvr\mtadata, \exchsrvr\mdbdata\
Note: I have an SMTP gate with much tighter security in a DMZ that handles inbound and outbound email traffic. This email server does not connect directly to the internet.
Backup Exec server:
Dell 2850 2 Xexon 2.8 procs with HT enabled.
Windows 2003 Server SP1
Backupexec 10.1 rev 5629 HFs 4,6,7,8,9,10
CPS server SP1 runs from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Does not run during backup windows.
1 200 GB raid 5 partition for B2D of Mail server backups
In the Mail server backup job properties:
Full - Database & logs (flush committed logs)
Full - Backup messages - Reset Archive bit
Enable single instance is checked
Perform consistency check is checked
Continue with backup if consistency is checked
Job Duplicates to tape when done. Exabyte 430 w/ 2 vxa-2 drives.
Individual Mailbox job results from log:
Backed up 217880 mail messages in 2830 folders in 89 mailbox(es)
Processed 11,644,466,015 bytes in 1 hour, 31 minutes, and 59 seconds.
Throughput rate: 121 MB/min
Public Folders job results from log:
Backed up 88535 mail messages in 2590 folders in 0 mailbox(es)
Processed 40,038,146,715 bytes in 1 hour, 9 minutes, and 31 seconds.
Throughput rate: 549 MB/min
Is that what you were looking for? If I have left out something you wanted to know please let me know.