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- Full Name: Stefano Cecconello
I'm an esx newbie starting to see how virtualization works.
I have this enviroment, 1 Esx 3.5 Box with 3 VM's.
VM-a: Windows XP with Veeam Backup 3.1, backups the other 2 VM on his local disk, then the backup files are copied to a scsi ultrium dat ( connected to the VM via scsi passthrough ).
VM-b: Windows sbs 2008
VM-c: Windows 2008 standard
I know that this situation is not suitable for backup\restore. having all in the same esx, but the previous IT has left this ... and i'm trying to solve this, buying a new physical machine only for backup purpose.
Btw, the issue is in network\backup speed:
Checking the realtime stats and the completed backup reports, i noticed that the average speed is 2-3 MB/s, i dont know why is so slow since the VM are interconnected on the same Vswitch @ 1Gb and the datastore is based on 4 SAS disk in raid5.
The backup size amount of 140GB, and backupping ti at 2Mb/s means a lot of time.
Does any of you have any suggestion ?
Thanks in advance
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