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is it possible to speed up backups in this scenario?

Veeam Logoby tinto1970 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:54 pm

Hi everyone,

i would like to reach greater speed in my backups in these particular situation:

-cluster M (5 hosts ESXi 5.1, all current patches applied) where VMs (all Linux) to be saved are running; Datastores are NFS datastores on NetApp systems
-cluster P (3 hosts, same as before) where the VM with Veeam B&R is running

All backups are performed in network Mode, the speed is around 40 MB/s, the target is another NetApp storage. Bottleneck is always Source (i.e1.: Load: Source 99% > Proxy 31% > Network 2% > Target 0%, ie2: Load: Source 97% > Proxy 28% > Network 2% > Target 2% ).

I've already set the registry key to avoid CBT reset on disk size changes, because my hosts are patched.
I cannot add Proxies on cluster M because i have no windows machine running there.
Is there something i can try, or i have to wait for Veeam B&R v.9 and use the new feature that allows to read directly from the NetApps via the new Veeam NFS client?

thanks in advance
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Re: is it possible to speed up backups in this scenario?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:05 pm 1 person likes this post

Alessandro, until v9 is out, you're limited to hotadd or network backup mode with NFS storages.
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Re: is it possible to speed up backups in this scenario?

Veeam Logoby alanbolte » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:41 pm 1 person likes this post

Strictly speaking, direct NFS is available for NetApp in v8 with Enterprise Plus (Backup from Storage Snapshots).
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Re: is it possible to speed up backups in this scenario?

Veeam Logoby tinto1970 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:11 am

foggy wrote:Alessandro, until v9 is out, you're limited to hotadd or network backup mode with NFS storages.


thank you, i will switch to v.9 as soon as possible :wink:
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Re: is it possible to speed up backups in this scenario?

Veeam Logoby tinto1970 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:13 am 1 person likes this post

alanbolte wrote:Strictly speaking, direct NFS is available for NetApp in v8 with Enterprise Plus (Backup from Storage Snapshots).


yes, sorry i forgot to specify that i'm using, in this scenario, Standard version and cannot uprgade (it has been a long fight to get std, i cannot request an upgrade without using a big gun 8) )
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