View Full Version : slow back up using update on FW400

04-30-2009, 06:20 PM
Both my main drive and the back up drive are encrypted using pgp. I am also running vmware with linux on my main drive. When I do the smart back up, the times are incredible long. it copies between 50 to 60 gigs each time I do a smart back and I know for a fact I did not add or modified 50 to 60gig...

I am puzzled? Does the vmware slow it down ?


04-30-2009, 08:38 PM
Well, VMWare's disk image is pretty large, and likely accounts for much of that. And using PGP is going to slow it down, too... did you exclude the "PGPWDE01" file from copying?

04-30-2009, 11:25 PM
Thanks for your reply. No I have not. I am puzzled on the back up time....If I backup with the smart update once every 2 days it takes close to 2.5 hrs to update 200gig worth of data. If I do the smart update the same day or right away after my first update it takes only 8 to 10 min - any ideas ? If i exclude the pgpwde01 file would that make a difference ?

05-01-2009, 06:47 AM
Yes, you definitely want to exclude that on the source if you're using PGPWDE.

05-02-2009, 02:09 PM
Thanks. I don't want to sound ignorant, how do you exclude that pgpwde file ?

05-02-2009, 05:50 PM
The general steps are in the User's Guide, linked from page 1. The file you want to ignore is