How do I improve slow backup times for NetWare clients?

From Backup Central


Configure your NetWare client in the target configuration (see NetBackup Target Version User's Guide).

Then, on the master server, do this:

1) Click on 'Allow Multiple Data Streams'.

2) In filelist attributes, make each target or groups of targets separate streams:


NEW_STREAM

/SYS

/SSI

NEW_STREAM

/VOL1

NEW_STREAM

/VOL2

NEW_STREAM

/VOL3


3) Set the schedule's to match MPX with the number of streams; in this case 4.

This change improved backups for some large NetWare fileserver from 9.7 Gig an hour to 20.3 Gig an hour.