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Backup of numerous small sized files using NDMP

Created: 12 Apr 2013

Environment details: We have a master server and 5 media servers. OS is Windows 2008 R2 and NB version is installed on these servers.

The output of tpautoconf for an NDMP client is as shown:

Connecting to host "edc-fs2" as user "edc-fs2"...
Waiting for connect notification message...
Opening session--attempting with NDMP protocol version 4...
Opening session--successful with NDMP protocol version 4
  host supports TEXT authentication
  host supports MD5 authentication
Getting MD5 challenge from host...
Logging in using MD5 method...
Host info is:
  host name "server_2"
  os type "DartOS"
  os version "EMC Celerra File Server.T."
  host id "abc1997"
Login was successful
Host supports LOCAL backup/restore
Host supports 3-way backup/restore

We have 8 drives dedicated for the NDMP backups. We also have 8 streams running in parallel.

Scenario:We have an NDMP share which has numerous small sized files and folders to be backed up due to which the backups are not completing in time and is over running during the business hours.

Question: Is there any way within the NDMP which can be implemented so that the backup window for the share hosting numerous small sized files can be reduced?

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