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Post by lars@norstat.no » Oct 29, 2013 9:18 pm

I also haven't listen and think your database is indeed nice :-)

Hope you never stop trying to get more speed because even minutes for every job translates in to a lot more jobs pr day.

I have seen jobs where more time is being spent on "paper work" rather than transferring data, although it's become by mangitude better after database optimizations thanks to Alexander at Veeam Support :-)

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Post by lars@norstat.no » Nov 04, 2013 2:29 pm

I was thinking. I understand that to you DatacenterESX01, FinlandESX01 and GermanyESX01 could be all the same or to put it another way. You could imagine that i would move a server that i'm backing up from Datacenter to Finland. And from Central_Storage to Germany_Storage. They could all be named E01, E02 etc for that matter ....

But for me i would know that would never happen ... Because they are different countries and there would be no reason for me to do that. I would know that the only backups that i do is from ESX03 and ESX04 to DESX01 and DESX02 ....

Is there a hack, database edit or something that i can do to exclude all my other ESXi host from all checks and updates like the one performed in Building VM list ?

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Post by chrisdearden » Nov 04, 2013 2:35 pm

If your other environments are split up via datacenters , you can create a scoped account that only has admin permissions to that datacenter.

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Post by lars@norstat.no » Nov 04, 2013 2:38 pm

Of course, now why didn't i think of that :-)

Just hope there won't be a time out issue where Veeam will detect the rest but not have access .... I'l try right away ...

Thnx :-)

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Post by lars@norstat.no » Nov 04, 2013 3:01 pm

Not too much improvement, but it now takes 48 seconds to build VM list where it before always took exactly 1 minute.

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Post by chrisdearden » Nov 04, 2013 3:07 pm

48 Seconds about right there Lars, I'm not sure how much faster we can get it unless you switch your vcenter to an all SSD database :) The above trick is very handy where there is a single VC, covering hosts over the globe ( sometimes over a poor quality link )

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Post by lars@norstat.no » Nov 04, 2013 3:11 pm

I could possible do that, but also my whole Vcenter database is in RAM so it should be faster ... We did a test today where my colleague changed the storage placement for a server and i had to find out where it was moved manually via the vcenter client and i did it in about 30 seconds :-)

Editing jobs are much faster though .... :-)

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Post by Gostev » Nov 04, 2013 4:19 pm

BTW, I had a meeting on this issue with the devs last week, and they promised me some minor optimizations (that should signficantly reduce the time of building VMs list) for the next minor release. So, let's wait and see what they will come up with ;)

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Post by lars@norstat.no » Nov 04, 2013 4:25 pm

Great news !! Thnx

I'm down to about 4 minutes pr replica now, and i'm aiming for 3 minutes. Then there will almost just be the snapshots and data transfer left and that is something we can never get rid of :)

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Re: Building VMs list

Post by lars@norstat.no » Nov 05, 2013 12:50 pm 1 person likes this post

i found this from VMware:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/micros ... Id=1024874

Are you also using Browse Datastore to build the vm list ? If so i can maybe find a way to speed it up.

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Post by Gostev » Nov 05, 2013 2:02 pm

No, we are not.

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