I'm currently using backuppc to back up 1.2 TB of data on host called
turbotHOST using the rsyncd sitting on a linux box. The great news is
that the backup completes and I can browse it, but looking in the status
of the server. It displays that the job is running evening after a day,
surely the backuppc_link process isn't still working?
Currently Running Jobs
Host Type User Start Time Command PID Xfer PID
administrator <mailto:administrator> 9/25 23:37 BackupPC_link
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Edward Blum wrote on 2008-09-26 09:14:59 +0100 [[BackupPC-users] BackupPC_link problems]:
> I'm currently using backuppc to back up 1.2 TB of data on host called
> turbotHOST using the rsyncd sitting on a linux box. The great news is
> that the backup completes and I can browse it, but looking in the status
> of the server. It displays that the job is running evening after a day,
> surely the backuppc_link process isn't still working?
while a day does sound rather long, BackupPC_link potentially has a lot of
work to do. For the first backup, it will need to look at *every* file in
the backup and find out if there is a match in the pool. If you have many
identical files (or files with identical hashes), that will involve a lot
of file comparisons. Finally, the files need to be linked into the pool,
which involves random accesses to a lot of directories. Incorrect mount
options could slow all of this down.
'ps' can tell you if BackupPC_link is actually still running.
How many files have you got? How much memory? Did it finish in the mean time?
How long did it take? How long did the *backup* take? What FS/hardware is the
pool on? What mount options are you using?
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