tomb80 wrote:I have had no success with copying old backups into the new DDBoost storage device. I created all new jobs and deleted the old jobs. After that, I just imported the backup files from the old jobs until I manually delete them for the retention period. That has seemed to work best with me.
Has anyone seen any problems with V8 and DDBoost? My backups are painfully slow when they should be blazing fast. We are backing up from a Pure Flash Array and a CX480. I'm wondering if the Pure dedupe and compression could be causing issues with V8.
Have you confirmed DDBoost is "working". ddboost show stats interval # does it seem to match up?
I'm not sure why the source storage dedupe/compression would matter unless it's slower...
Is your Proxies (or Gateway) capable of handling the DDBoost load?
I did run the beta and the synthetics were noticeably faster (4x). I'm running the release right now but haven't done a synthetic on a Backup Job... However I am doing a backup copy job right now. What's.... odd is the Backup Copy seems to be reading faster from the source DataDomain with Boost vs without Boost (like double), I thought generally there weren't improvements on read? Chalk it up to protocol efficiency over CIFS?
Active Fulls/Incrementals are about the same in the release vs non-DDBoost... I would hope for some improvement there by just the fact the DataDomain doesn't have to ingest as much data, but I have to test from a flash array or additional proxies before making any conclusions...