Slow backup performance with Syncsort tape software and Netware 6.5 sp7

  • 7000324
  • 06-May-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 sp7
Syncsort tape backup software


Backup performance was seriously degraded with Syncsort tape software after updating to for Novell Netware 6.5. No other changes were made. Performance was fine on previous support packs.


Had to set the shared memory settings for BEX with Syncsort's ssshmem parameter. This is fully documented on Syncsort's support site: