Thursday 20 December 2012

StorageCraft IT Edition: Network Backup at AES128bit Performance

This is _neat_ to see:


This is a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine being backed up across the wire (Gigabit) to a Windows Server 2008 R2 file server using ShadowProtect IT Edition (v4.x.x).

We used AES 128bit encryption with a pass phrase for this particular backup.

  • Intel Core i7-875K
  • Intel DP55KG (BIOS 3878)
  • 4GB Kingston ValueRAM

When at all possible it is our preference to run our backup and restore to a network location as USB 2 is just _too_ slow.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Windows Live Writer


Chris Lilley said...

Hi Philip

Do you dedicate a separate NIC for this operation?

Chris Lilley
(Lorica Ltd)

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


The file server has a team of two Gigabit NICs while the workstation being imaged has one.


Anonymous said...

v5 was just released.