I’ve just started writing an article for Storage Magazine on the topic of large filesystem backup. It’s always been difficult to handle really big filesystems – whether they contain lots of little files or a few big ones. There are parallelism issues, latency, throughput/streaming, etc.
If you have experience with this topic, I’d appreciate a comment or email so I can pick your brain! Whether you’re a vendor or end user, let me know what you think about this topic – maybe you’ll see your name in lights in the April or May issue of Storage Magazine!