Backup Performance question
Server is Windows 2008 Server with the latest updates. I am using a Overland slot device with 1 write drive and LTO3. The SCSI card is Adaptec SCSI Card 29320LPE - Ultra320 SCSI
We recently migrated back in house and now I have a TON more data to backup. We are on Backup Exec 2010 with the latest patches. Its taking me about 64 hours to backup 2 TB of data. This is about 20 different servers. This is also counting the Verify process. Is it normal to take that long? I cant get my backups done before Monday morning starts. Ive been round and round with BackupExec. They told me that its because im on Windows 2008 and they told me to Build a Desktop with Windows XP and put my backup device and BackupExec on that desktop. I wasnt to thrilled with that and I never did that "solution". They then told me to upgrade to a Gb switch which we spent 7k on and it did make a difference of about 4 hours. Am I missing something here or does 2 TB of data over about 20 servers come up to about 64 hours? I reallize there is a lot of variables with this.
I also suggested ot my manager to get another write drive for our Overland so I can write 2 jobs at once.