SSR 2011 = slow recovery time
Symantec's product information on this product shows the following under "Product Features":
"Sever backup software restores physical and virtual servers from local or off-site destinations in minutes, even to bare metal, dissimilar hardware, remote locations, or virtual environments."
We had a server disaster recently and were appalled to learn that a server recovery does not in fact take minutes, but hours. The server is about 400 GB in size, not huge by today's standards at all. It's a new 24-core IBM server with 32 GB of RAM, GB ethernet, SAS drives - this is no workstation running Windows! Yet, the recovery process was over 5 hours.
I'm thinking that either the product falls way short of claims, or maybe we're missing something here.
Let's assume the product is just fine (there are a lot of users out there, after all). So, what are we missing? We back up to a NAS device on our local LAN, running Windows Storage Server and connected via a GB ethernet link. The server hardware, as I said, is top-drawer stuff.
We need to bring our time to recovery to a more acceptable point. Sure, it would be great to have a 30 minute recovery time, but if we could show the company owner that we have reduced the time to get his server back up and running to a more acceptable 90 - 120 minutes, he'd be a lot happier.
What are some of you doing out there to keep your time to recovery down?