Subject: Re: other backup technologies?
To: Rob Deker <>
From: Christian Kuhtz <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/06/1997 10:44:00
> since we are talking about FAST backup solutions here, I feel compelled to
> say a few words. We currently use networker for some of our backups at my
> office, and we have found it to be anything BUT fast in a lot of cases.
> Granted, we are dealing with a much larger volume of data than is being
> discussed here (10+ gigs a day), but we are having backups that are
> scheduled to be run every 24 hours taking upwards of 30 hours to
> complete...

Could it be that your backup strategy might be in need of tuning/revision?

You can backup much larger volumes of data (let's say in the neighborhood of  
a couple of TBytes) than what you classify as "much larger" in significantly  
less time.  10G should *not* take as long as you described under any  
circumstances (aside from improper configuration, incl. hardware).

What you need is someone who knows what they're doing overhaul your setup.   
If you're attempting to stream 10G onto, let's say, a cheapo 4mm stacker,  
hanging off a 486/33/16 running NT, well, you get the idea. ;-)

The statement that Legato is notoriously slow cannot be confirmed based on my  
experience with it.

Best regards,