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Horrible backup performance

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I'm trying to find the cause of our slow backup speed.

All systems are running Windows Server 2019 and are connected via 10GBit/s.

Source:
Xeon E3-1270v3, 32 GB RAM
6x 1TB SSD (Hardware RAID 10), ReFS
6 VMs

Backup Server (Veeam running in VM):
Xeon E3-1270v3, 12 GB RAM for VM

Backup storage (internal):
4x 8TB HDD SAS (Hardware RAID 10), ReFS + Data Deduplication

I'm running reverse incremental with the recommended settings for data deduplication.
Usually I get read speeds in the 100s of KB/s range, during off hours without load on the source.

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Re: Horrible backup performance

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Hard to say from this info.
- What is your Bottleneck % displayed in the job statistics?
- Backup storage(internal) is mounted on Hyper-V host(say, V:) or Veeam Server?
- How does Backup Storage added to Veeam B&R console under Backup Infrastructure - Backup Repositories?
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Re: Horrible backup performance

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mwk wrote:
Jun 06, 2020 1:17 pm
4x 8TB HDD SAS (Hardware RAID 10), ReFS + Data Deduplication
Also take a look at this thread.

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Re: Horrible backup performance

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Egor Yakovlev wrote:
Jun 07, 2020 5:50 pm
- What is your Bottleneck % displayed in the job statistics?
My stats are Source 68% > Proxy 2% > Network 35% > Target 33%
- Backup storage(internal) is mounted on Hyper-V host(say, V:) or Veeam Server?
- How does Backup Storage added to Veeam B&R console under Backup Infrastructure - Backup Repositories?
The storage is mounted on the host which acts as a repository server. It shows up as type "Windows".
foggy wrote: Also take a look at this thread.
Thanks for the link. I already knew about that. I never deduplicate the latest backup (always a full backup), so that should not be a bottleneck. Restore speed is fine btw.

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Re: Horrible backup performance

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The only guess I have is that you're under specced in terms of the host RAM. You have 32 GB overall for 6 running VMs, out of which 12 are assigned to the backup server, plus the repository components located on the host itself also require at least 4 GB + up to 4 GB for each concurrently processed machine. I'd try adding RAM to the host and contact support for further investigation if that doesn't help. Thanks!

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Re: Horrible backup performance

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RAM was my guess as well, but the backup VM never consumes more than 8 GB, so it seems unlikely. Maybe support is the way to go from here.

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Re: Horrible backup performance

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Please make sure to share the case ID here - I would be happy to follow it.
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Re: Horrible backup performance

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Here's my case ID: 04232069. Unfortunately, since I'm evaluating the product and thus don't have a license yet the ticked has already been closed.

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