Subject: Re: [Bacula-users] Speed of backups



On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Jason Voorhees <jvoorhees1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi:
>
> I'm running Bacula 5.0.3 in RHEL 6.0 x86_64 with a Library tape IBM
> TS3100 with hardware compression enabled and software (Bacula)
> compression disabled, using LTO-5 tapes. I have a Gigabit Ethernet
> network and iperf tests report me a bandwidth of 112 MB/s.
>
> I'm not using any spooling configuration and I'm running concurrent
> jobs, just only one. This is the configuration of my fileset:
>
> FileSet {
>       Name = fset-qsrpsfs1
>       Include {
>               File = /etc
>               File = /root
>               File = /var/spool/cron
>               File = /var/run/utmp
>               File = /var/log
>               File = /data
>               Options {
>                       signature=SHA1
>                       #compression=GZIP
>               }
>       }
> }
>
> My backups were running with a minimum of 54 MB/s and a maximum of 79
> MB/s. Are these speeds normal for my scenario?

Is the source a raid? Do you have many small files?

John

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