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Very slow Backup when backing up VMWare VCenter

Created: 09 Sep 2012 • Updated: 12 Sep 2012 | 2 comments
SebastianW's picture
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Hello all,

got a problem backing up from my vmware vcenter server directly. When backing up from my "normal" Windows machines everything is fine. 

When backing up via VCenter the Backup needs 3 days per machine. Not normal - as far as i know...

Attached a screenshot from the joblog.

Anyone a soloution for that? Or a hint how to solve the slow backup?

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Ben L.'s picture

Are the backups going over NBD or SAN?

If you backup the VM's directly from the ESX host instead of the vCenter do you see the same issue?

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SebastianW's picture


yeah its working fine for me when selecting the esx host directly.

Seems to be a problem with the vcenter. Is this a known issue, or a random problem?