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

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 2:38 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> /dev/mapper/mpath0:
>>>  Timing buffered disk reads:  622 MB in  3.00 seconds = 207.20 MB/sec
>> That is a raid. But you still may not be able to sustain over 100MB/s
>> of somewhat random reads. Remember that hdparm is only measuring
>> sequential performance of large reads.
> If it is a raid I cold be wrong about the filesystem performance being
> the only problem. You can test if this is the case by creating a
> backup of a single file that is 1GB or so to media that is already
> loaded and see if the performance is closer to the network maximum.
> Maybe test an already compressed file of this size versus a file
> containing all zeros.
> John

I tried to copy a 10 GB file between both servers (Bacula and
Fileserver) with scp and I got a 48 MB/s speed transfer. Is this why
my backups are always near to that speed?

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