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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] remove-older-than takes hours and slows down th
Re: [rdiff-backup-users] remove-older-than takes hours and slows down the system....
Fri, 4 Feb 2005 00:05:57 +0100 (CET)
My first guess would be that the harddisk containing the backup is
dying. By pure coincidence, I've got a (Maxtor) 18GB harddisk with exact
that problem. No bad blocks, just *very* slow. Trying to open a new xterm
while accessing data on that drive occasionally takes up to 30 seconds...
If the system is running some Unix flavor, you can try tools like 'top'
and 'ps' to figure out if it's rdiff-backup running like a madman or it's
maybe just the hardware.
On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Ryan Castle wrote:
> That seems very odd. You could probably write a fairly quick perl
> script that does the same as remove older than. All it does is removed
> increments older than a certain date. In theory, it should be a simple
> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 10:35:59 -0500, George Gallen <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I currently backup to a directory on the same system as the data for
> > an online backup system. The filesystem it's backing up has been reduced
> > to just about 0% space available.
> > I executed a rdiff-backup --force --remove-older-than mm/dd/yyyy
> > /targetdirectory
> > It should have been about 60 incremental backups during that time frame, and
> > an overall of about 15-20gb, with maybe a 1% daily change rate of the data.
> > Is it normal for rdiff-backup to slow the system down to a crawl, and/or
> > take
> > over 3 hours (I had to Control-C the program), and in that amount of time
> > only
> > 1% diskspace had been reclaimed? The total filesystem space is 18gb.
> > I will most likely backup the directory to tape, then I will hard delete the
> > incremental backup directory, and start from scratch online, unless there is
> > a faster way to remove the files?
> > This is running on a RH 7.3, The number of users is usually about 20, and is
> > not open to the internet.
> > Thanks
> > George
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