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MAC Client in remote location

Created: 19 Sep 2012 • Updated: 17 Oct 2012 | 5 comments
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As client is located in a remote place and has upto 1 TB of data to be backed up.

And is being backed over WAN. It would take take several days to weeks.

We need to have this backup to cpmplete within backup window(12hours)

Since we dont have option of deduplication @ client side in MAC OS enivronment.

Please come up with a solution other than seeding that would speed up the remote client backup.

Much appreciated if replied at the earliest.



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Bharath Achar's picture


Please suggest your IDEAs in resoving this issue.



revarooo's picture

What speed is your WAN link?

How quickly can you transfer a 1Gb file (for example) to a media server from the client?

Bharath Achar's picture


As per the attachment,

WAN bandwidth is 9 MBPS.

But entire bandwidth is not only utilized for bakucp.

Also as this bandwidth is will be used up by some other processes also.

Backup speed and WAN link bandwidth.png
revarooo's picture

I agree with CRZ, even if you could use ALL of the network bandwidth the backup would run over 30 hours at the least!

CRZ's picture

Sorry to say, but my answer is: since you can't back up over the WAN in the window you are allotted, you will have to take it back to the drawing board and either lengthen the window or eliminate the WAN.  (Neither of these solutions is going to make your comrades very happy, I'm sure.)

You didn't hear this from me, but just off the cuff, it seems that the "easiest" and fastest solution may be to invest in an additional drive, hook it up to the Mac you need backed up, and use Time Machine instead of NetBackup. | APPLBN | 761LBN