View Full Version : Wicked. Slow. Back. Ugh...

12-01-2007, 09:02 AM
Backing up to a network drive over Airport Extreme, the performance is stultifyingly slow. I gave up when, after over 8 hours, it had only made it about halfway. The speed topped out at 0.89MB/s. I'm wondering if the problem might be not enough room to jockey files around in the process.

Capacity: 55.88 GB
Available: 6.81 GB

Other details are "Backup - all" and "Smart Update".

Should I perhaps do the first backup with a direct connection, and then do subsequent smart updates via the convenience of the network drive?

12-01-2007, 11:46 AM
Well, that's certainly what I recommend in the "Airport Disks" post at http://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog... but, is that what's available on the drive when you're only 1/2 way? It's quite possible your destination isn't large enough to hold the full source...

12-01-2007, 06:45 PM
And I thought I had looked thoroughly through your resources for the possible causes of my problem...

I will do my first backup via Firewire 800 (because I can!) and then the Updates can take their sweet time.

O.B.T.W. The drive capacity info I gave was for the source disk. The destination has scads of free space.

Thanks again!