SharePoint Backups Slow
I am backing up SharePoint 2010 with Backup Exec 2010 R2 using the SharePoint agent and the SQL agent all installed. The job rate I'm seeing starts at about 130 150MB/min and then drops off to under 100MB/min.
I ran a SQL backup on the same server as well as a back up of databases selected from the drive of the server rather than the SharePoint selection under Resources and I was getting over 1GB/min. But when I select it from under Resources again, it's slow again. I tried it with GRT enabled and disabled, no change.
I did select the 60 day evaluation for the SharePoint agent while I was running BE 2010 and then realized I needed 2010 R2 so I upgraded it. Is it possiblt that because it's an eval copy that I'm not getting the current agent? I do own the SQL agent. I want to purchase the SharePoint agent but don't want to do it until I can see it work. Any ideas? Thanks.
Oh, the server is 2008 R2 with SP1 and is current on updates and BE is also current on updates.