Direct connection between File server and Backup, increased backup rate?
I have a nightly backup of our File server that takes between 6 to 9 hours to run. I have been unable to determin why the job rate varies nightly from 300mb to almost 1GB. I am backing up about 300GB of data. These are full backups that are run, I only run as full as not to have to run two restores jobs, if I ever need to restore a file (full then Diferentail. I am currently running BE 12.5 with an Arcvalut 24 loader with scsi connections.
If I was to add a second network card to my BE Server and File server and then directly connect the two would this speed up the backup process. If it would, then going with a Fiber connection between the two be even faster (or am I just spining my wheels)?