I'm doing SMB transfers and I have one host, Windows 7 32-bit, that took 5 hours for the first full backup but since then, I've aborted a full backup after 15 hours, rebooted the host (server by mistake and client on purpose) and the full backup has been running for 10 hours.


Any suggestions for debugging? Would rsync run any faster? Can I change just one client to rsync? If so, how?


I have 8 clients in the network and another similar machine did its full backup in 2 hours. The weakest machine did less than 5 hours for the first full and just over an hour for the second full.