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

From: Joseph D. Wagner
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Full non-encrypted local backup taking too long
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:34:22 -0700
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On 11/02/2013 09:36 AM, 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

I used to have duplicity backup 1.3 TB of data over USB 2.0 to an external HDD. It took approximately 22 hours. Upgrading to USB 3.0 cut that to 5 hours.

duplicity --no-encryption --include-filelist=filelist / file:///mnt/hdd/backup

Try turning off compression. It's a waste of time if the data doesn't compress well. If space is an issue, try separating the files that don't compress well into a separate backup. That's what I did to get my blazing fast 22 hour time.

This might be a dumb question, but are you sure the tmp directories duplicity uses (like /tmp, /var/tmp, /home/[user]/.cache/duplicity; depending on distro) aren't in the backup path?

Joseph D. Wagner

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