creating new archives

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by samy, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. samy

    samy Registered Member

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    I have four snapshots.
    Recently I got a new external HD to be used for all backups only.
    I decided to create new archives for the snapshots in this HD.
    The process run normally at the beginning, but after few seconds become sluggish and after a while stopped. The FD windows is showing 103 hours remaining time for a 27 GB snapshot size. The process stops when the task Manager is showing it 'running'.
    The same issue for every snapshot.
    What I'm doing wrong?

    thanks
     
  2. samy

    samy Registered Member

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    I made a test creating a new archive on an old external HD. the process ran smoothly.
    The new HD is a new formatted one (NTFS). Why the archive cannot be created on the new HD?
     
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    Any of these may be the reason:
    -must be formatted as a Basic Simple drive (i.e. not Dynamic)
    -max sector size is 4096
    -can't be encrypted
     
  4. samy

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    Hi Clements

    After first check it seems that the issue is due to the external HD being USB3.
    My PC is approx three years old and seems not to support USB3.
    I have four snapshots: two with XP and two with Win7.

    The first attempt to create an archive was under an XP snapshot. It seems that the non-compatibility between the HD (USB3) and my PC caused the problem.
    I was told that Win7 is able to create drivers that can assist solving this issue. I created an archive under a Win7 snapshot and the process ran normally.

    I will try to install a USB3 adapter
     
  5. jwcca

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    Thanks for posting your discovery.

    J
     
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