Backup And Recovery 11 file backup is extremely slow

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by sg2002, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. sg2002

    sg2002 Registered Member

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    Hello.

    When I try to make a file backup with Backup And Recovery 11, it always takes a lot of time. Like 15 hours, for a data set of about 15 gigabytes.

    Drive backups are reasonably fast - less than 3 hours for the same 120GB partition.

    Is there any way to speed it up?
     
  2. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

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    Unfortunately, there is no way to speed it up it's the downside of doing file level. It is significantly slower than an image level backup.
     
  3. sg2002

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    I understand that it should be somewhat slower, but isn't ~2GB per hour way too much?

    I mean just copying those files manually would take no more than 30 minutes for me.
     
  4. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    For file backups, use a file synchronizer. Fast and versatile.
     
  5. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

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    Those speeds do sound way off, please attempt to defrag the system as well as perform a checkdisk, one question though what RPM is your source and destination drive?
     
  6. sg2002

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    Did chkdsk, there were some problems with my target drive so I switched to a different one.

    Tried again, it took more than 16 hours.

    Using other backup software, it took 33 minutes.

    So, to be precise my current dataset is 35GB unpacked.

    I backup from a 7200 rpm to a 5900 rpm hard drive. Both are well defragged. The source is a true crypt encrypted system partition.

    Gonna try excluding particular folders from that backup script, maybe it struggles with some particular file or file type...

    UPD: Another thing I noticed now - when I try to cancel that task in progress, it just don't stop. Canceled one 10 hours ago and it's still going.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013
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