I am backing up a fairly large NFS volume off a Netapp using the network share for NAS method. There are a mix of large files and many small files. Is it normal for a full backup to take several days (3-4) to complete? How can I improve the speed?
Currently I have a Linux Media Agent that is configured as the data access node. Would performance increase if I add additional access nodes?
Best answer by Onno van den BergView original
Backup performance can be improved by:
As you are using a NetApp I would also recommend to look into → https://documentation.commvault.com/11.24/essential/131717_faster_incremental_backups_for_nas_file_servers_using_netapp_snapdiff.html
Do mind to monitor the array closely when you are using a FAS model (with spinning disks) to watch for congestion and an increase of latency.
@Onno van den Berg I’ll try using more access nodes. Appreciate the other tips too!
Can you not utilize storage snapshot based backups..we have implemented such a solution and the backup jut takes mintues
Hope you’re not just relying on snaps!
Indeed relying on snaps alone (depending on the underlying solution) is not a backup ;-)