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Netbackup performance on VMware

Created: 17 May 2011 | 1 comment
Muhammad Ishaq Khan's picture

Hi there:

I need VERTIAS NETBACKUP deduplication performance matrix on VMware ESX. If someone have comparison which highlights Netbackup performance compare to other competitors.

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teiva-boy's picture

Impossible.  Performance is highly dependant on the hardware used, among other factors in the environment.  Because NBU is installed on typically your own hardware, it's impossible to predict the performance compared to a purpose built, dedicated appliance.  

In almost all cases, a dedicated appliance will be faster by a large margin vs a NetBackup server with dedupe licensed in.  Of course, no one will ever meet that performance metric unless they have the infrastructure to support it (e.g. 10GbE, 8GB FC, fast source servers, etc)

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."