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NIC Crd Duplex settings for Netbackup client

Abhisheknetback
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Hello Friends ,

One of the nbu client in my backup setup give very low throughput like 80 Kbps, i checked with windows admin NIC is configured on half duplex or full duplex .

They conformed it is on Auto .

Can i ask them to configure on 100 mbps Full duplex ??

If we make this changes on hosts any wrong impact possible ??

 

Please Assist .

 

 

Thank You !!

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Marianne
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If this is Gigabit NIC, the Auto setting is correct.

Only if this is 100BaseT NIC should setting be changed.

Tell us more about the client. 
Which Windows version?
File types being backed up? When last was fragmentation checked?

If W2003, you may want to disable TCP Chimney: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH60844 

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Marianne
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If this is Gigabit NIC, the Auto setting is correct.

Only if this is 100BaseT NIC should setting be changed.

Tell us more about the client. 
Which Windows version?
File types being backed up? When last was fragmentation checked?

If W2003, you may want to disable TCP Chimney: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH60844 

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Abhisheknetback
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Hi Mariane ,

Ya , It is Gigabit NIC with windows 2003 and it is BMR backup .

 

Thank You !!

 

 

Marianne
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"BMR backup" tells us that "All Local Drives" is probably getting backed up, but it does not tell us anything about the file types getting backed up on the client.

To troubleshoot slow backups, the first step is to test disk read speed from disk. 
See :

How to benchmark the performance of the bpbkar32 process on a Windows client
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH1754

Overview of NetBackup performance testing. 
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH147296

If disk read speed is fine, look at NIC settings.
TCP Chimney is one of the main reasons for slow backup on W2003 clients.

Abhisheknetback
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Hi Marianne ,

I will check with all what you suggested , just want to tell u that i got one Tech note please check and tell me is taht cosiderable .

 

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&pmv=print&impressions=&viewlocale=&id=HOWTO56142

 

Thank You

Marianne
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That TN is good for 100BaseT.

We have seen in real life that Gigabit NICs should be left at Auto.

This line in the TN seems to be the only bit of advice still relevant:

  • If auto-negotiate is used, make sure that both ends of the connection are set at the same mode and speed. The higher the speed, the better.

Please look at disabling TCP Chimney on W2003 clients and media servers. 

We have seen MAJOR backup performance increase where this was disabled.  

Abhisheknetback
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Okay , i will update you on sunday .because of fri, sat officel off

 

Thank You