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Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby horst » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:03 am

Hello,

I`m using B&R v7 on an Windows Server 2012. I created a copy to tape job for our data partition on the server.
I`m a bit confused, why the copy job takes such a long time.

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Why is there such a long "idle time" within the copy process?!
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:23 am

As per release notes, in the current version copying a variety of files to tape medias with “file to tape” job might, indeed, take some time. Though, please be aware that the current implementation is likely to be optimized in the next product versions.

Moreover, you must have been misguided by the any absence of graphical information in the middle of provided “throughput” statistics. It doesn’t mean that VB&R was idling during this period of time, instead, it was copying files of rather small size, so, the processing rate for them wasn’t shown. Once the VB&R had reached relatively big files, the processing rate started to be reflected again.

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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby horst » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:48 am

just for information, this is how the system runs now:

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The latest Patch #4 (7.0.0.871) is installed

edit: the screenshot is cut off by the forum: http://s1.directupload.net/images/140821/2lcw2muz.jpg
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:57 am

As mentioned in the adjacent thread, the mechanism of files to tape job is revised seriously in the upcoming product version. Which means the performance you're currently seeing should be improved there. So, stay tuned!
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby horst » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:42 am

Thanks for your reply an your information.
As written, my post was just for information not to complain about it.
For my use case the performance is sufficient (at the moment). Comparing the both screenshots there already has been a great improvement in the last year.
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:13 am

Yes, I got your point. Just wanted to provide up-to-date information in order for you not to miss it.
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby horst » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:21 am

could you please tell me, if there will an Option in the new veeam v8 release, to configure copy to tape Jobs with the possibility to exclude subfolders from the copy Job?!
So for example it would be possible the create a copy to tape Job for a whole HDD-Partition of a Server and only exclude some subfolders, i don`t want to be copied...
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:30 am

Unfortunately no – the only similar option is to include files by type mask, but it is supported only in File to tape jobs.
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby horst » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:58 am 2 people like this post

in the meantime, we upgraded to Veeam B&R v.8 Patch 2 with another nice improvement of the copy speed!


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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:17 pm

Hi horst,

Thanks – I am glad to hear it! I wonder if recognized any improvements in file to tape job as well?
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby horst » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:38 pm

We do not use any file to tape Jobs in VEEAM. We only use the VM backup to disk and then copy the files from disk to tape.
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Re: Tape Copy takes very long time

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:22 pm

Got it, thanks again.
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