Network performance is often defined as the “speed” in the network, and it is often overlooked.
Proper network-tuning improves the performance of any application. By “tuning,” we are talking about matching the components in the environment properly and ensuring effective configuration of those components.
Performance is a hot topic for data protection solutions and a source of customers' most asked questions. Many performance issues can be traced to hardware/environmental issues. A basic understanding of the entire backup data path is important in determining maximum obtainable performance. Performance depends on multiple factors like CPU, network, storage, application, etc. With proper planning and understanding, the performance of your data protection solution can be enhanced.
“The Bottom line – It’s All About Bandwidth”
Network infrastructure plays a key role in backup performance, largely due to the following factors:
Some configurations or parameters that can affect the performance of your data protection solution are:
Here are some recommendations for better backup performance:
Make sure that nothing is interfering with your backup data. A common suspect is antivirus software. If every file you are trying to backup is being virus checked, you can lose a lot of performance. You might want to consider running your antivirus software’ scheduled scan outside of the backup window.
Here is some more information from Veritas Support about Backup Exec tuning and performance:
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