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Backing up my closet server

🕒︎ - 2021-01-16

Hm, backing up my "closet" server took almost an entire day:

--------------[ Session statistics ]--------------
StartTime 1610129605.00 (Fri Jan  8 19:13:25 2021)
EndTime 1610215763.66 (Sat Jan  9 19:09:23 2021)
ElapsedTime 86158.66 (23 hours 55 minutes 58.66 seconds)
SourceFiles 3139332
SourceFileSize 1020064979159 (950 GB)
MirrorFiles 3075601
MirrorFileSize 1020831786704 (951 GB)
NewFiles 204031
NewFileSize 33490928359 (31.2 GB)
DeletedFiles 140300
DeletedFileSize 34220568133 (31.9 GB)
ChangedFiles 31337
ChangedSourceSize 15721366415 (14.6 GB)
ChangedMirrorSize 15758534186 (14.7 GB)
IncrementFiles 375683
IncrementFileSize 38022063321 (35.4 GB)
TotalDestinationSizeChange 37255255776 (34.7 GB)
Errors 0
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This is using rdiff-backup 1.3.3 backing up an NVMe SSD to a 3.5" USB-3 harddisk.

It might be time to look into another solution. I do like how rdiff-backup lets me browse and copy from the most recent backup directly though... Any suggestions? Maybe rdiff-backup 2 is faster? Email me.

The next time it took less than half that:

--------------[ Session statistics ]--------------
StartTime 1610750632.00 (Fri Jan 15 23:43:52 2021)
EndTime 1610790327.95 (Sat Jan 16 10:45:27 2021)
ElapsedTime 39695.95 (11 hours 1 minute 35.95 seconds)
SourceFiles 3215735
SourceFileSize 1026534554409 (956 GB)
MirrorFiles 3140977
MirrorFileSize 1024764960283 (954 GB)
NewFiles 188357
NewFileSize 28209470246 (26.3 GB)
DeletedFiles 113599
DeletedFileSize 26443928725 (24.6 GB)
ChangedFiles 30929
ChangedSourceSize 15817427428 (14.7 GB)
ChangedMirrorSize 15813374823 (14.7 GB)
IncrementFiles 332899
IncrementFileSize 30317618734 (28.2 GB)
TotalDestinationSizeChange 32087212860 (29.9 GB)
Errors 0
--------------------------------------------------

Hmm.

- Adam Sjøgren 🕞︎ - 2021-01-16

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