Verify taking hours to complete

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  1. acclaimevents

    acclaimevents Registered Member

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    Hi,

    On all backups it seems to be taking hours to verify. For a 30 min Differential it will take 14 hours to verify and for a 400GB full backup it is taking 3 days to verify.

    Any ideas why it would be taking so long?
     
  2. snifferpro

    snifferpro Registered Member

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    are you backing up to an external device or internal device?

    Are you backing up over the Network?

    Is your backup drive foramtted FAT or NTFS?

    To skip the verify step and still verify my full backups, I use 3 hard drives as follows:

    1. Drive C: - boot drive - to be backed up.
    2. Drive D: - drive to contain my backups.
    3. Drive 3 - Drive to restore to.

    Here is my procedure:

    1. Backup full C drive to D drive.
    2. Disconnect C drive.
    3. Insert Drive 3 into system (or can be external - internal is faster).
    4. Boot from Rescue CD.
    5. Restore my image from the D drive to the new drivce (Drive 3) I inserted,
    6. After restore is complete, disconnect D drive.
    7. Boot system - it should boot from new drive (Drive 3).
    8. If it boots correctly, you have verified your image, you have verified that
    you can boot the Rescue CD, abd you have verified that you can restore
    the image.

    Now you can remove the new drive (Drive 3) from the system, reconnect
    your original C and D and boot.

    You now have a drive (Drive 3) that is ready to insert and boot in the event of a failure of your C drive.

    Drives are cheap enough to bew able to do this.

    I use removeable drive bays for all 3 drives so that all I have to do is
    turn the power switches off on the drives I want to remove.
    Don't have to go into the system case.
     
  3. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    Validating using Windows or the TI rescue CD?

    Where is the archive stored, internal HD, USB external HD, something else?

    Are you using an Acronis Secure Zone for storing the backup?

    If network or NAS what is LAN speed?

    For an archive stored on an internal HD using Windows it should take 1 min/GB of archive file or less. For a 400GB archive (this is the size of the archive file, not the size of the partition(s) backed up inside it) it should take 6.6 hrs or less depending on yuor system. If you validate and archive that you just made an incremental or differential, TI validates the entire archive not just the incremental or differentail portion. So a 1GB differential or incremental based on a 400MB full will take the 6.6hr time.

    If you are going by what TI estimates the time to be then ignore it. In TI2009 it is totally out to lunch, in previous versions it was only almost totally out to lunch.
     
  4. acclaimevents

    acclaimevents Registered Member

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    Hi,

    The backup is going onto a NAS server which is connected at 1Gbps and using the True Image owns validation service. Also I am encrypting the backup to AES 256 which I know will most prob make it be slower but this is pretty bad at the moment.
     
  5. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    Acronis says, "the 192 and 256 bit keys significantly slow the process". They are referring to the archive creation but it may affect the validate if the archive needs to be decrypted to validate.

    I'd make an archive with normal compression and no encryption and use it as a reference baseline for time.

    Another interesting bit of data would be how long it takes Windows to transfer the archive on a straight copy from the NAS to the PC.
     
  6. acclaimevents

    acclaimevents Registered Member

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    im going to do another backup tonight and just have it 128 encryption and will see if that makes any difference.

    thanks for all the help.
     
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