[olug] Slow read speeds-SuSE

Craig Wolf cjwolf at mpsomaha.org
Thu Apr 29 14:35:02 UTC 2010

SLES10/OES is accurate.  We are using CommVault for our backups and works fine on other servers with the OS combination, or at least have not seen THIS much of an issue.

Craig Wolf
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>>> Bill Brush <bbrush at gmail.com> 4/28/2010 4:39 PM >>>
What are you using for backup?  You have some obvious NSS partitions, so
those aren't vanilla SLES boxes, but SLES/OES boxes.  That could be a
significant factor.


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Kevin <sharpestmarble at gmail.com> wrote:

> Do you have any concurrency issues? Are any other processes or backups
> accessing the same drive spindles at the same time as your backups?
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 16:16, Craig Wolf <CJWolf at mpsomaha.org> wrote:
> > Ok, my backups from one of my linux servers takes 5 days to finish...my
> window is 36 hours, not working right.  Throughput of about 1.5GB/hour.
> > So in my testing, copying a 158MB directory to the server takes about 1
> Minute 5 seconds.  Copying same structure off the box takes almost 7
> minutes.  Network switches show no issues/error.  iostat shows slow to no
> throughput at all on read.
> >
> > SO, the million dollar question is, what should I look at for fixing
> this??  Do I use hdparm?
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