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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Full non-encrypted local backup taking too long

From: edgar . soldin
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Full non-encrypted local backup taking too long
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:47:29 +0100
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On 02.11.2013 17:36, Jake Wilson wrote:
> Hi have about 450 gigs of data that I need to backup.  I am using duplicity 
> for the first time.  I am only backing up to a local USB 2.0 HDD.  This is 
> the command I ran
> duplicity --no-encryption --include-filelist=filelist / file:///mnt/hdd/backup
> The filelist is obviously just a list of directories I want backed up.  It 
> totals about 450 gigs on disk.  Duplicity has been running for 20+ hours now 
> on it's first full backup.
> Is this normal?  It certainly does not take 20+ hours to copy 450 gigs to an 
> external USB 2.0 HDD.  What is taking so long?  It's not even encrypted.  I 
> can't imagine trying to use duplicity to backup multiple terabytes of data.  
> Is there something I'm doing wrong?

first.. did you check that your usb hdd really is not at fault here? time a 
copy of one gig or such, just to be sure!

if this is not the case: 

1. what's your duplicity version? 
2. is it possible that your system starts swapping during the backup?


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