Just as a point of reference - we are getting throughput of about 30MB/sec (~100GB/hr) from our production LPAR to the backup system. I believe this is over a dedicated gigabit connection going to the Netbackup disk staging area (not directly to tape). Regards, Brandon ________________________________ From: Matthew Zito [mailto:mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx] Turn this into a numbers game - how much data, how often does it need to be backed up, and how long can it take to back up? Based on that, you can make an informed decision about whether an LPAR can support the IO. Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.