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System State backup extremely slow

Created: 24 Aug 2013 | 2 comments

I am running BackupExec Server 2012 (version 14.0 rev 1798 x64) on Windows 2008R2 x64.

A Backup job includes a number of folders, SQL databases as well as complete system state.

The folers and SQL databases achieve backup speeds of approx  2216 MB/min, however the system state only achieves 218 MB/min

 

Is there a fix for this, as the system state alone takes over 2hrs to complete which is too long.

 

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pkh's picture

If you have not upgraded to SP2, either run LiveUpdate or download it here

Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798 Service Pack 2
 
and install it.  After upgrading to SP2, push out the remote agent to your remote servers.
VJware's picture

Is the Windows 2008 R2 server updated with SP1 ? If not, pls do so as this contains MS patches such as 979612 & 982383 which helps in performance increase.

If running an AV, exclude it from scanning BE processes.

Lastly, edit the backup job and \ Click on File & Folders option on the left-side. Uncheck the following options ~
Backup files and directories by following junction points and mount points
Backup files and directories by following symbolic links