RE: Exchange brick level backup - anyone?

  • From: "Kim Vandegrift" <kim.vandegrift@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 11:36:04 -0500

I've been racking my brain to try to remember how we corrected the problem. We 
had the same issue when we were running 5.5 and upgraded our Arc Serve to 2000. 
All seemed fine and the backups completed successfully but every day the backup 
time grew and grew even though the amount of data being backed up stayed 
relatively the same.

Look at your Arc Serve logs, do you get any warnings that basically are looking 
for a file not found? In my case I was backing up other servers as well as 
Exchange and sometimes I will get these warnings and I have to modify and 
repackage the job. It seems that we had files that were deleted but for some 
reason Arc Serve spent a lot of time spinning it's wheels not realizing the 
file was deleted. 

Also we've had a problem where the Arc Serve database gets so large it chews up 
most of the space on the C drive and we have to replace it with an empty 
database we got from tech support. This is the database that keeps track of all 
of the sessions and if you go to restore from tape allows you to browse the 
contents of the tape sessions without actually reading from the tape. After we 
have replaced a database, if we want to restore something from a tape we have 
to do a tape merge so Arc Serve will get a list of what is on each session of 
the tape.

I will see if I kept any of the papers from when we had this problem. I've 
already gone through old emails and my brain and can't remember the solution 
(if there was one) Basically what we did was upgrade our Arc Serve prior to an 
upgrade of Exchange to 2000. I think that once we went to Exchange 2000 the 
problem stopped.

Kim

-----Original Message-----
From: Denise Dorrance [mailto:denisedorrance@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 11:25 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange brick level backup - anyone?


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I'm running Exchange 5.5 sp4.


>From: "Kim Vandegrift" <kim.vandegrift@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange brick level backup - anyone?
>Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 10:48:57 -0500
>
>http://www.MSExchange.org/
>
>I had a similar problem. Are you running Exchange 5.5 or 2000?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Denise Dorrance [mailto:denisedorrance@xxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 9:17 AM
>To: [ExchangeList]
>Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange brick level backup - anyone?
>
>
>http://www.MSExchange.org/
>
>I'm using Arcserve 2000.  I've noticed the backup running significantly
>longer in the past three weeks then started looking over the logs.  Below
>are the results of the backup today and two months ago??
>
>This is from today:
>Total Databases............... 73
>Total Skips................... 0
>Total Size (Disk)............. 273 KB
>Total Size (DB)............... 4,803.04 MB
>Total Size (Media)............ 4,808.31 MB
>Elapsed Time.................. 5h 33m 41s
>Average Throughput............ 14.40 MB/min
>
>Totals For.................... Job
>Total Sessions................ 1
>Total Databases............... 73
>Total Skips................... 0
>Total Size (Disk)............. 273 KB
>Total Size (DB)............... 4,803.04 MB
>Total Size (Media)............ 4,808.31 MB
>Elapsed Time.................. 5h 33m 41s
>Average Throughput............ 14.40 MB/min
>
>Backup Operation Successful.
>
>This is from three weeks ago:
>
>
>Total Databases............... 72
>Total Skips................... 0
>Total Size (Disk)............. 262 KB
>Total Size (DB)............... 4,741.61 MB
>Total Size (Media)............ 4,746.68 MB
>Elapsed Time.................. 1h 20m 24s
>Average Throughput............ 59.03 MB/min
>
>Totals For.................... Job
>Total Sessions................ 1
>Total Databases............... 72
>Total Skips................... 0
>Total Size (Disk)............. 262 KB
>Total Size (DB)............... 4,741.61 MB
>Total Size (Media)............ 4,746.68 MB
>Elapsed Time.................. 1h 20m 24s
>Average Throughput............ 59.03 MB/min
>
>Backup Operation Successful.
>
>
>
>
>From: Chris Cerer <ccerer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange brick level backup
>Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 13:04:22 -0600
>
>http://www.MSExchange.org/
>
>What are you using for backup software?
>
>----Original Message-----
>From: Denise Dorrance [mailto:denisedorrance@xxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 12:57 PM
>To: [ExchangeList]
>Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange brick level backup
>
>Hi All -
>
>I'm running into issues with my brick level backup.  About a month
>or so ago
>
>it was taking about an hour and twenty minutes to backup my
>Exchange server and now it's taking about 5 hours and thirty three minutes.
>Has anyone heard of this??
>
>TIA
>D
>
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