[Veritas-bu] Performance test of tape drives
MacKinnon, G. R. (Gregory)
gmackinn at ford.com
Tue Dec 14 07:11:06 CST 2004
ida3248b at post.cybercity.dk wrote:
>I need to test our tape drives outside NBU to se what max throughput is.
>I thought there was a thread about this but I can't find it.
>I want to eliminate network/disk.
>We have a mix of Solaris, AIX, HP and Windows media servers, and we are
>getting Linux media servers before long.
>Ideas/suggestions/howtos will be greatly appreciated.
>Cybercity Webhosting (http://www.cybercity.dk)
>Veritas-bu maillist - Veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
For the *nix machines you can use the time and dd commands. Like so:
time dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rmt/2 bs=256k count=4000
Then multiply # of blocks (4000) by block size (256) which is 1,024,000
and divide by # of seconds.
Can't help much with the Wintel box.
Gregg MacKinnon Ford Motor Co.
gmackinn at ford.com 2101 Village Rd.
Technical Computing Section Rm 1116, MD 1074
(313) 594-3716 pager 7958343 Dearborn Michigan, 48124
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