[windows2000] Re: OT: D2D2T

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 09:55:47 +0200

I tried that on a low end-system. Didn't see much improvement with the Gb-NIC.
Sure, the nw-speeds were improved a bit, but not enough to warrant more work.
OTOH it might be because the data we backup consists of many small files -
this is slow. Jumbo frames may help, but I saw to many problems with this
setting enabled.
Finally I decided to just let it be and keep on as before.


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lane, Mark
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 8:40 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] OT: D2D2T

We have an old F740c netapp filer (NAS) that I thought about using as the disk
media in a possible Disk-To-Disk-To-Tape backup scheme with Veritas 10
(instead of shelling out big bucks for a new D2D2T device).  However, my
backup speeds to disk are not much better than to tape, but I was wondering if
replacing the 10/100 NIC on the filer with a gigabit adapter might give me the
extra throughput I am hoping for.  Has anyone done anything similar or know
for certain that a gigabit adapter would increase the backup/recovery rate?

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