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Vol. 5 No. 7 September 2006

Backup-to-disk performance tuning

The key to achieving top backup-to-disk performance is to fine-tune the storage configuration and conduct benchmarking tests to determine the best combination of production and backup storage configurations. Not long ago, a company asked me to help redesign its backup system. What prompted the request was a corrupt file system that took more than 36 hours to restore from its four-year-old tape backup system. Data growth at the company had increased between 100% and 200% per year. The company wanted to look at new technology to protect its data. The usual questions were asked: How much will it cost to upgrade our current tape resources? How many more tape drives will we need to meet the growing backup window? We looked at all of the company's data protection requirements, including the length of the backup windows, restore speeds and internal service-level agreements. Several solutions were presented, ranging from entirely new backup technologies like Axion from Irvine, CA-based Avamar Technologies Inc., to upgrading or replacing...

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Features in this issue

  • Tricky backup for SharePoint

  • CDP: Look before you leap

    Some pundits have postulated that continuous data protection (CDP) will replace backup. But is that just new technology hyperbole or is CDP a must-have technology?

  • Backup-to-disk performance tuning

    Disk-based backup can lower costs, reduce complexity and add scalability. But to achieve top performance, you'll need to do lots of benchmarking and watch for poorly configured production storage.

Columns in this issue

  • Backup best practices are always evolving

    Some new advances in backup, such as virtual tape libraries, represent evolutionary enhancements to the traditional backup process, while others like continuous data protection and single-instance storage are potentially far more transformational.

  • 10 points to consider before deploying an e-mail archive

    Selecting an e-mail archiving application based solely on features and functions may result in unexpected administration costs. Consider these 10 points before deploying an e-mail archiver.

  • Some small tech upstarts might play big roles

    Storage Bin: The big storage vendors are always trying to steal a piece of each other's pie. But some small tech upstarts might play big parts in determining who comes out on top.

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