Make sure the target Macintosh is not running ANY programs. Each
running
program takes up a huge percentage of speed of backups. Screen savers
like
After Dark have to be off as well -- we get 1/10 the speed, if that, if
After
Dark is running during a backup.

Our typical performance for a G3 Mac over normal 10BaseT Ethernet is
about
25MB per minute -- that scales on other machines based on their relative
processor and disk speed. (Our slowest machine still manages to get
10MB per
minute.) So don't expect really great performance. But 2MB/min sounds
to me
like you've got something running on that Mac.

-->Steve Bennett

Ullrich 'Jason' Haag wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I have a performance problem with the MAC agent (5.00). Files get
> backed up
> with only 2.1MB/min (see attached log file excerpt).
>
> System info:
> NT4SP6a
> BENT 7.3 (2575 revised) Multi-Server
> HP SureStore 40i with DDS-3 media.
>
> MacOS8.1
> MAC agent 5.00 (as posted on Dec.16)
>
> Any suggestions? I'll happily provide more information as needed.
>
> Thanks!
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Media Name: "Media created 12/15/99 06:54:53 PM"
> Backup of "Mac01/Mac01HD01"
> Backup set #4 on storage media #1
> Backup set description: "Media created 12/15/99 06:54:53 PM"
> Backup Type: NORMAL - Back Up Files - Reset Archive Bit
> Backup started on 1/14/00 at 8:05:47 PM.
>
> Backup completed on 1/15/00 at 6:16:13 PM.
> Backed up 16949 files in 1468 directories.
> Processed 2,959,209,911 bytes in 22 hours, 10 minutes, and 26
> seconds.
> Throughput rate: 2.1 MB/min
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Verify of "Mac01/Mac01HD01"
> Backup set #4 on storage media #1
> Backup set description: "Media created 12/15/99 06:54:53 PM"
> Verify started on 1/15/00 at 7:11:01 PM.
>
> Verify completed on 1/15/00 at 7:24:14 PM.
> Verified 16949 files in 1468 directories.
> 0 files were different.
> Processed 2,959,209,911 bytes in 13 minutes and 13 seconds.
> Throughput rate: 213.5 MB/min
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> --
> Ullrich 'Jason' Haag, Management Information Systems Specialist
> McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC
> Charlottesville, VA | USA
>
> ++What about calling them up saying you evaluate?++
> ++(Will they eliminate that one, too??)++