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    Slow disk backups

    I've recently been having another go at supplementing our LTO tape backups with disk backups. I previously tried backing up to a networked drive, but gave up because it was too slow.

    This time I picked up a 3TB Lacie "Hi-speed USB 2" drive which plugged straight in, and told Backup Exec to archive some large folders. But although the data transfer rate started at about 800MB/min, it gradually tailed off to around 250MB over the next 24hrs, and I've just cancelled it. This compares to about 1300MB/min average for tape.

    What am I doing wrong? Did I get the wrong kind of drive? Or are disk backups just far slower...?
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    I Had a similar problem, try the following

    1. Write a new Backup schedule, check what your backing up. and test again
    2. Backup the Backup, Format the external Hard drive and start backup - this worked for me for a while. (a week at the most) then test backup.
    3. Get a new NAS / USB backup <---That one worked for me

    Hope this helps

    Btw my backups normally was 8 hours then shot up to 36 hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJG View Post
    This time I picked up a 3TB Lacie "Hi-speed USB 2" drive which plugged straight in
    I would have gone for an eSATA or USB 3.0 HDD (with appropriate PCIe card). The fastest USB 2.0 can go is around 25-30MB/s max (which is really slow compared to the speeds the latest HDDs are capable of).

    Quote Originally Posted by BJG View Post
    and told Backup Exec to archive some large folders.
    By large, do you mean folders which contains lots of files (thousands/millions?) or just a few really big files?

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