Back-up Exec 12.5 Restore job is insanely slow
The situation is this - I have a Dell PowerEdge Server running Back-up Exec 12.5, doing daily, weekly, monthly backups (the production server).
I have a cloned Dell PowerEdge Server - exactly the same configuration (the Disaster Recovery server).
Both servers are able to read/write RDX removeable hard disk cartridges with 320GB capacity in native format (no compression).
To test my DR capability I am trying to restore some files/folders from the production weekly (Full) back-up disk to the clone server.
To achieve a restore on the clone server I have to go through these steps:
- Run an Inventory job on the removeable disk cartridge.
- Run a Catalogue job on the removeable disk.
- search the catalogue for the folders/files I want to restore.
- start a 'restore' job using the folders/files I've found in the catalogue.
Here's the problem:
Running the back-up on the production server takes about 6 hours (writes about 300GB of data).
Running the Catalogue job on the clone server takes over 24 hours.
Running the Restore job on the clone server, to restore about 6.5GB of data, ran for 16 hours and was only 10% complete - so it's going to take about 160 hours to restore 6.5GB of data!!
I'm a compete novice with Back-Up Exec - I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING WRONG. Can anybody outline for me the steps, switchs, flags, settings, I need to adjust to make this work?
Thanks in advance - Pete