Case Studies

Case Study: Removing system bottlenecks

The Challenge

The customer had a backup system which had grown out-of-date, no longer capable of handling the number of files which were to be backed up.

 

Our Solution

We diagnosed a bottleneck in the hard drive subsystem on the server.  We fitted a new tape library, and migrated the backup system to a different server.  Although this was not a new server, by re-organising the drive configuration and installing the latest backup software we were able to dramatically improve the performance of the system, so that backups which were taking 3 days were able to complete in 6 hours, and were able to backup all servers on the site.

We provide a daily monitoring service for this server, with automatic email notification so that we can identify problems quickly, and fix them in time for the next scheduled backup