Slow backup performance using NBD mode when backing up Virtual Machines.

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Slow backup performance using NBD mode when backing up Virtual Machines.



Disable Buffer reads and writes for AVVI backups if using only NBD mode.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\veritas\Backup Exec For Windows\Backup
Exec\Engine\VMware Agent]

"Enable Buffered Reads"=0

"Enable Buffered Writes"=0

Note: These registry values are set to 1 by default and should be changed only if NBD mode backups alone will be used for Virtual Machines.

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