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jcottingham Newcomer 4 posts since
Jan 30, 2013
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Jan 30, 2013 7:21 AM

How to disable On Access Scan on a backup process?

We have noctice that if we disable McAfee On-access scaning on our Servers the backups finish about 5 x quicker (about 2.5 hours instead of 12 hours).

We are using a program called backup assist to do backups to a NAS drive and to Tape drive.

The Mcsheild.exe runs at aroung 30%-50% cpu druing backups if on access scanning is turned on but 0% if OAS is turned off.


is there any way to trust the Backupassist.exe so that Mcafee does scan every file it backs up and slows down the backup.


I don't reall want to have to disable real time Virus protection permanatly just to do backs in a timely manor.

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