Recovery Solution Agent Performance Issues
I was curious to know if anyone has seen or knows of ways to improve recovery solution agent performance. We do partial snapshots of certain directories at our branches and normally we are okay for the first partial snapshot taking 3-15 hours depending on how much data is there. However, with some of our machines, we are noticing them doing the partial snapshot for the first time and requesting 3-22 days worth of time to perform the snapshot. Obviously this is a little rediculous. The change rate is slim, in fact most of the time their future backups only take 3-8 minutes and its not an issue with speed of connection to the locations. There is no more than 2-3 gigs worth of unique data per machine and we're currently running 15-30 jobs at a time for the upwards list of 600 clients. The frustrating part is we cannot get them completed in time before the old snapshots of other systems get deleted which just makes it frustrating to keep up with.
Sadly we are seeing some of these machines taking forever when they have 2 core CPUs and at least a gig of physical ram running XP.
If there are certain processes, whether system, altiris, etc. that need to be excluded from any scanning, or if theres any other things that i can check on that would cause it to take forever, let me know. Again, this is not an FSR, and if it would improve the speed by removing any OFM we would do that as well (This is more out of convenience than a true recovery solution).
If you have any experience in what we SHOULD look into, let me know- the performance of the actual server itself is fine.