VSE 8.5i Patch 8 slowing down backupexec jobs by up to 80%
I deployed Patch 8 on the 11th March, via ePol orchestrator 4.0
since then I've had 2 of our backup jobs taking more than 80% longer to complete (10hrs now 16+ hrs) . Backup exec usually has a throughput for this job of ~880 MB/min - that has now dropped to 478 MB/min
These jobs are on different servers with different version of backup exec on Windows 2003 servers on LTO tape drives (one since tape drive, the other an autoloader).
both jobs are flat file share backups. (exchange and database, volume snapshots appear to be unaffected).
the only thing in common is VSE 8.5i Patch 8.
currently rolling back patch 8 on the server(s) but that requires a reboot, so will have to be done over the weekend some time.
RE: VSE 8.5i Patch 8 slowing down backupexec jobs by up to 80%
Well I'm pretty surprised that you've not had problems before - if you don't exclude the CA Arcserve/Brightstore processes the the server utilisation should shoot up and throughput drop considerably.....I'm pretty certain that either McAfee or CA or both have an article about this....
Regarding your "rollback" issue - I think you need to change a default AV policy setting to allow McAFee processes to be stopped first and then attampt the rollback....