SUMMARY - Slow NetBackup

From: Sue Thielen <>
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 20:34:31 EDT
Finally, things are solved. There were a number of issues, but after
replacing the
10Mbit card on the NetBackup server with a 100Mbit.. it still didn't work. I
having collisions on qfe3 on all my machines that had this as their network
I turned off auto negotiation on the Cisco 6502.. and .. it still didn't
work. Finally
I realized that I had to set the qfe3 interface to be 100 Mbit Full duplex..
For some
reason they were running half duplex... So.. the following commands did it

ndd -set /dev/qfe instance 3 ;
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_100T4_cap 0 ;
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_100fdx_cap 1 ;
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_100hdx_cap 0 ;
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_10fdx_cap 0 ;
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_10hdx_cap 0 ;
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_autoneg_cap 0 ;

Thanks ganang for the info... I kept doing it for the hme interface.. until
I woke up
and realized that it was the qfe3 that I was having issues with.. 

To determine what is going on with your interfaces, you need to go over the
using the qfe interface for the hme!

# ndd -get /dev/hme link_status 
# ndd -get /dev/hme link_speed 
# ndd -get /dev/hme link_mode

link_status (read only)
      0 for Link Down
      1 for Link up

link_speed (read only)
      0 for 10 Mbps
      1 for 100 Mbps

link_mode (read only)
      0 for Half-Duplex mode
      1 for Full-Duplex mode

Also.. a side note. I've been working with the Veritas support people for
weeks.. They did NOT come up with this. I had a contractor initially set
this up.
It never did work. It was never tested. They also were asked to help, and
nothing. Thanks to this list!! 

Original Post

I'm using NetBackup to backup a number of machines. I've just noticed that a

backup of a 12G started at 11 last night and is still going on.. ( 12 hours 
+ later) 
and it is still not even close to being finished. What do I need to look at 
figure out just what's going on? I did some test backups yesterday, and they

seemed to take a long time. How can I get the following info. 
Network Speed of the Sparc 20 the drive is connect to. 
Throughput through the firewall that this info is going through. 
Does anyone have any tips on how I could debug this? 
Received on Wed May 2 01:34:31 2001

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