Throughput for disk or tape backups drop to 1\2 the normal speed when McAfee Anti-virus patch 8 is installed.

Article:TECH69951  |  Created: 2009-01-24  |  Updated: 2012-10-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH69951
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Throughput for disk or tape backups drops to 1\2 the normal speed when McAfee Anti-virus patch 8 is installed.


Cause



Throughput for disk or tape backups drops to 1\2 the normal speed when McAfee Anti-virus patch 8 is installed.
The patch changes the policy in McAfee to scan all files when written and when read.


Solution



Because the issue stems from a third party product interfering with the backup process BEREMOTE, please consult with their documentation regarding the use of on access scanning, scan on read, as well as scan on write and the proper way to exclude the process from scans.




Legacy ID



323678


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH69951


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