Subject: [Bacula-users] speed up my backups




So one of my machines has a few zillion tiny little files.

My full backup took 44 hours. I can deal with that if I have to.
My incremental backup has been running for 10 hours now.
Files=71,560 Bytes=273,397,510 Bytes/sec=7,666 Errors=0
Files Examined=14,675,372

I know that bacula has to look at each file to determine if it's
changed. And I am investigating whether or not we actually need to
keep all of these little files, or if we can zip them up into archives.

In the meantime, I'm just wondering if there is some why to speed up my
backups. For example,
signature=sizeonly
or
signature=stupid
or some other undocumented and unrecommended (but needed) way to
speed up the verification of file changes (or lack thereof).

Thanks.

--hymie! http://lactose.homelinux.net/~hymie hymie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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