CA Brightstor ARCserve 9 for NetWare 6 outperforms ARCserve 7
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Posted: 11 Feb 2003
In September of 2002, Novell & Computer Associates contracted KeyLabs to conduct a performance comparison of ARCserve 7 and ARCserve 9 on NetWare 6. The objectives of this effort were as follows:
- Document the performance of both products utilizing the same data set on the local server's Novell Storage Services (NSS) and Traditional volumes.
- Document the performance of both products utilizing the same data set on the remote server's NSS and Traditional volumes.
KeyLabs was engaged to verify & document the performance of ARCserve 7 vs. ARCserve 9 on the NetWare 6 platform. The performance verification was to be done in a manner that would emulate a real-world server and data model, instead of the usual benchmark that utilizes top of the line equipment and datasets tuned for performance.
KeyLabs determined that ARCserve 9 achieved equal performance, or as in most tests, exceeded the performance of ARCserve 7. Backups of a remote server using ARCserve 9, regardless of the volume type, showed a remarkable increase in performance over ARCserve 7.
[In certain tested configurations] restores that did not utilize the NetWare Agent (NWAGENT) were over 200% faster than those made with the agent. This occurred with either ARCserve 7 or ARCserve 9. Backups were faster using the NWAGENT than without, while restores were slower.
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