Our current stategy for full backups is to mount a SAN snapshot directly
on the NW6.5SP4 server running Arcserve. Connection to the SAN is 1
Gbps. Speed is good for big files (i.e 500 MB+) but very slow when a
directory contains hundreds/thousands of small files. We are checking
the Arcserve console to see those files and the associated speed.

We tried all the NSS tuning tricks we could find.

A MRTG graph of the traffic between this server and the SAN shows peaks
speeds of 9MBps, lows of 3MBps, with sometimes a few minutes of almost 0

Any hint would be appreciated,

Marc Delisle