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Is it possible to speed up the SureBackup process?

Post by RumataRus » Mar 18, 2011 4:22 pm

I have noticed a big difference between time for running VMs in production environment and during SureBackup jobs.
Meantime, we have fast enough storage (where vPower NFS datastore is placed) and during the verification process there is no excessive consumption of resources.

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Re: Is it possible to speed up the SureBackup process?

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 18, 2011 4:52 pm

RumataRus wrote:I have noticed a big difference between time for running VMs in production environment and during SureBackup jobs.
That's somehow expected but the difference shouldn't be huge. The point is that SureBackup job is reading data from compressed and deduped backup storage (without extracting entire VMs). Thanks!

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Re: Is it possible to speed up the SureBackup process?

Post by Gostev » Mar 18, 2011 4:54 pm

How big is the difference? Really big difference is not normal.

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Re: Is it possible to speed up the SureBackup process?

Post by Gostev » Mar 18, 2011 5:03 pm

I have just looked up some numbers from in-house testing, our production Exchange used to boot up in under 2 min (150GB mailbox store, 200 mailboxes). Which is just a little slower than production one.

As for more "regular" Windows VMs, they boot up to logon box under 1 min even in my lab, which has pretty sad specs - virtual ESXi running inside VMware Workstation on 8GB RAM and single hard drive. So instantly recovered VM actually runs inside virtual ESXi. That's double virtualization :)

I also have a VM with Oracle Express 10g server on Debian Linux, this one boots up from backup in under 30 secs in my lab.

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Re: Is it possible to speed up the SureBackup process?

Post by RumataRus » Mar 18, 2011 5:29 pm

Gostev wrote:How big is the difference? This is not normal.
I included in a job the only VM (with Veeam Monitor :wink: ). This is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 server.
Normal start in production environment (from moment "Powering On" till moment when VMware Tools is OK) takes 1 minute.
From moment "Powering On" till moment when VMware Tools is OK SureBackup runs about 9 minutes.
Is it normal?

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Re: Is it possible to speed up the SureBackup process?

Post by RumataRus » Mar 18, 2011 5:37 pm

Gostev wrote: As for more "regular" Windows VMs, they boot up to logon box under 1 min even in my lab
Hmm, it seems to me we have a problem. :(
Well, thanks for information. I think I should call support...

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