Other, 450MHz Pentiums get 20-40MB/min on that part of the network. 
The reason I ask is that another slow (90MHz?) Pentium that I put in 
a new network card and reinstalled the system only gets around 3 
MB/min.

>
>Depends on the network, the tape drive being backed up to/computer 
>doing the backing up and what the P90 is doing or if it has any 
>screwy network settings.  1.5 MB/min seems a little slow but that 
>may be what your setup does.  I don't have any machines that slow 
>being backed up but for comparison I have a PII 366 over 10BT backed 
>up to a Sony DDS-3 SDT9000 and I get about 24 MB/min.  I figure 
>anything below 12-15 MB/min and you should be looking around to see 
>where the bottleneck is.  I have another machine, P150, that gets 
>about 13 MB/min across the same network to the same drive but the I 
>know the bottleneck is the part of the network it is on (it's dirt 
>slow (sub-Localtalk speed)).  That will be fixed once the 100BT 
>network is up and running and I should see a dramatic speed increase 
>for that machine.  The limitation will then become the tape drive. 
>When I compare speeds for the DDS-3 drive and a the DDS drive, there 
>is a great speed difference.  I don't remember what the speed is 
>that I get for the DDS drive.

.................
Owen Watson
at home in Wellington, New Zealand


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