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

From: Michael Terry
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Full non-encrypted local backup taking too long
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:28:57 -0700

I've heard reports of problems with large files (like virtualbox disks) taking forever.  Haven't had time to dig into it.


On Saturday, 2 November 2013, Jake Wilson <address@hidden> 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?
> Jake
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