Cassiano Surek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 11/06/2012
> Of course, how could I have missed that! I did find it now, thanks
> Last full backup (of 100 odd Gb) took slightly north of 10 days to
> complete. Incremental, just over 5 days.
I did not see if you mentioned how *many* files you
had. Are we talking 100,000 files or 10 Million files? That
will make a *big* difference in performance.
For some more numbers: I have a file server
with 700GB of data in 400,000 files that takes about 5 hours for an incremental,
and about 13 hours for a full. I have another server that is 3,000GB
(3TB) big with 1.4 Million files and it takes about 50 hours for a full
and about 20 hours for an incremental. Both are *substantially* faster
Both servers use an Intel Atom D520 processor (read:
very low performance) with 4GB of RAM. One has a 4-disk RAID5
array and one has a 6-disk RAID6 array of standard desktop SATA drives.
I'm not happy with the performance I get from these
systems (though they are acceptable), but they are several orders of magnitude
faster than yours.
I will echo some of the previous suggestions:
1) Do a test rsync between the two systems to see
if you get sufficient performance that way 2) If you're using rsync over ssh, is CPU (for encryption)
a problem? (I use rsyncd, so no encryption) 3) If you're using compression, is CPU a problem?
(I had to turn off compression for the sake of performance) 4) Do you have a *zillion* little files? Then
RAM or disk seeks may be your problem.
Given the *terrible* numbers you're seeing, I would
really emphasize making sure that there isn't something wrong with your
hardware (such as network or disk). Also, make sure you really look
at top/vmstat/dstat numbers to see what you're system is doing. This
is not just a little bit of slowdown. Something is fundamentally