Onece again i have an anxious backup job to start. I must start backing up an Exchange server 2010 with about 1400 mailboxes (4 TB data).
It lives in an NFS datastore on a Netapp.
Veeam (9.5u3) has the integration with Netapp storages (else i would not even try...). I've tested if it correctly works by putting a dummy vm in the same datastore and try backing it up.
These are the statistics
Processed: 70 GB, Read 70GB, Transferred: 2 GB (in the graphic i see a peak in reading at 900 MB/s)
Processing Rate: 557MB/s
Load: Source 99% Proxy 40% Net 10% target 0%
the target is a general purpose server with internal dissks (as @Gostev likes
My concern is that the vmware snaphosts, even if they will live only for minutes, could slow down the server and force it to unmount the databases.
Given the scenario, how good are the chance of the Exchange to "survive" the backup process?
A friend if mines suggests to put a ingestion limit in the repository, to avoid overload on the production storage. Any suggestions and help is really appreciated.
Thanks in advance for reading