Daveyd wrote:Each VM then did finally start and it took 30 minutes for each VM to become accessible.
Well this is an issue, because start time should really be comparable to one in production, of course usually a bit slower depending on backup storage, but still comparable. In fact, one of our customers who did extensive testing reported that with backup residing on modern SAN, sandboxed VM boot time was faster than the one from production VM residing on older SAN.
I thought the startup time would be a heck of a lot quicker as well. I am backing up to an Exagrid appliance, which to my understanding, keeps the latest backups in its "landing zone" which are only deduped files from the Veeam job...Exagrid only dedupes and compresses the files when they go into Exagrid's retention space. I am not sure why they are so slow
. I would think it would be compareable to normal startup time of the VM as well.
I was watching the VMs network traffic in Veeam monitor when I started the job and the Veeam backup VM receice rate averaged arounf 45MB/sec for the entire 30 mins while the 1st VM was trying to start