Diskeeper’s Data Performance Software Cuts Four-DayBackup Time in Half
In addition to increased backup data transfer speeds, since installingDiskeeper, drive failures have decreased, fewer drives have beenreplaced on the SAN, and Diskeeper has also improved access times
— David Anderson, Network Manager for Cramlington LearningVillage School, gave his feedback on how Diskeeper
dramatically cut theirserver backup times in half. The school, which has been graded'outstanding' in the last three OFSTED inspections, had the problem of backup times taking four days to complete.
“Symantec BackupExec V12.5, our primary backup application, was takingconsiderable amount of time to backup due to file fragmentation. Microsoft 2003 Windows and other free defrag tools were not providing an adequatelevel of defragmentation when working with our large terabyte drives,”
comments David Anderson.He further states:
“We tried and tested numerous products and found Diskeeper had the best results... Diskeeper was not only easy to deploy but also proved to decrease the time our backups now take, by an average of 50%... Our backup software showed improved data transfer speed goingfrom 500m/bits per minute to now 1Gb per minute.
We have Diskeeper installed onto ten MS Windows 2003 servers which have numerous SANdrives attached to each one. We use an EMC CX3-10 SAN.”
It was also noted by Mr Anderson that the Support Contract Company hadsaid there shouldn’t be a problem with fragmentation related issues.
“Our Support Contract Company said there shouldn’t be an issue withfragmentation. However, since installing Diskeeper, drive failures havedecreased, and we also don’t have to replace as many drives on the SAN asoften as before. Diskeeper also helps with improved access times.”
A recent survey carried out with the existing customers of DiskeeperCorporation Europe, showed over 75% have implemented or are planning toimplement a SAN solution. The same survey also revealed that 80% wereaware of the detrimental effect of fragmentation on I/O performance.