Performance

Freeware utility to check hard disk performance

Copying from a partition that is created with Extended Capacity Manager is slow

There are two registry tweaks specific to Windows 2003 servers which will improve performance under certain conditions. These changes are recommended for our Customers who have:

  • A large number of files shared out.
  • Folders containing a lot of items (browsing large folders).
  • A lot of users or if the server is under heavy load.
  • Background processes that monitor the file system for changes such as Windows Search.

Note:

There are two methods to back up: on database level or on brick level

Instructions on how to troubleshoot and resolve installation issues.

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup for VMware (Acronis vmProtect) 

Introduction

Always make sure you are troubleshooting installation issues with the latest build of the product (if it is possible).

 Solution

Follow these steps to troubleshoot installation issues:

This article describes how to troubleshoot performance issues with Acronis Backup Command line tool.

Symptoms

With release of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 the new format of Hyper-V is introduced. It is named Hyper-V 3.

  1. You have prepared a virtual machine in Hyper-V 3 format;
  2. You want to run a deployment task to this machine and you are using the PXE boot method;
  3. During the boot of the virtual machine via PXE you encounter a very slow boot operation.

Cause

This is an issue in product.

Solution

To work around this issue, use boot ISO file attached to the virtual machine.

Summary:

This article describes factors that affect MassTransit performance, including CPU utilization, effects of compression on performance and TCP/IP network performance.

Summary:

Some Customers who observed performance problems during heavy IO have provided positive feedback after making changes suggested in this Microsoft KB article: Configuring the Disk and File System for Performance

Question:

I've installed Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP) but I am disappointed with the performance boost. What can I do to get the most performance out of my environment?

 

Answer:

If you are not seeing double the throughput with using Acronis Files Connect (as compared to not using Acronis Files Connect) the problem is probably related to your network. Let's look at some of those possibilities, because there are many different things that can affect performance on your network.

Symptom:

Clients suffer from extremely slow performance (up to 8 times slower) when browsing or performing read/write operations against Windows 2003 Servers (SP1 or above).

The problem has been reported with Broadcom and other NIC Cards which are TOE (TCP Offload Engine) enabled.

Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP)

Mac clients connected to a EZIP share suffers slow performance compared to SMB.

MassTransit Server

Symptom:

Mac OS X Client Symptoms:

  • Slow browsing on a specific Volume or folder
  • Finder may hang on a specific Volume or folder
  • Mac OS may hang on a specific Volume or folder

Server Symptoms:

Symptom:

We have received reports from some users of Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP) running Symantec Corporate Antivirus that their server performance may degrade over time and hang the server. If you are running Symantec Corporate Antivirus - please consider updating the SYMEVNT.SYS file to the latest version.

 

Steps to Reproduce:

Install Symantec Corporate Antivirus and Acronis Files Connect on the same server.

 

Cause:

A bug in the Symantec Corporate Antivirus Symevent files.

 

When Acronis Management Server demonstrates symptoms of malfunction it may be useful to check whether its performance is in accordance with expected behavior.

Symptoms

Any of the following symptoms may serve as trigger to apply the proposed solution:

On the machine where the Acronis Management Server Service itself is running, you can see that it generates a constant high CPU overload. In some environments higher network usage is also seen. To solve this issue, you should delete content of specific folders and change registry values

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