Shirt Pocket Discussions  
    Home netTunes launchTunes SuperDuper! Buy Now Support Discussions About Shirt Pocket    

Go Back   Shirt Pocket Discussions > SuperDuper! > General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-17-2011, 12:34 PM
fork fork is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6
Very Slow Backup (had been fast)

I have been using SuperDuper a long time. I have four internal HDs in a Mac Pro, one for System and Apps, one for Files, and identical clones for backups. I backup every few days with SuperDuper and it usually takes only a few minutes for each backup.

Today I backed up the system drive and it went quickly as usual but the files backup (900,000 files) has been plodding along at 40mb/s. There have not been any major changes on that drive and after 30 minutes it shows 86gb evaluated, 45gb up to date and 32gb copied (whoa! - I didn't change that many files!).

Any clue what's going on?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-17-2011, 12:41 PM
fork fork is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6
I figured out what happened. I had an EyeTV cache filling up the drive with live video (the video was running on a second monitor and the monitor was turned off.)

So as the video stream filled the drive, SuperDuper just kept backing up the constantly growing cache.

I usually don't have video running when I'm backing up and when I quit EyeTV, it clears the cache, so that's why it never showed much of a change during previous backups of that drive.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-17-2011, 12:50 PM
dnanian's Avatar
dnanian dnanian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Weston, MA
Posts: 14,358
Send a message via AIM to dnanian
Glad you figured it out before I had a chance to help!
__________________
--Dave Nanian
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Startup Disc and Hard Drive Partitioning Questions Paint Guy General 15 10-27-2010 03:25 PM
Server drive won't mount after backup rhennosy General 1 11-09-2007 04:49 PM
slow backup speed ncm General 3 11-25-2006 10:15 PM
(Zero-length) File caused SuperDuper to abort backup alancfrancis General 7 08-31-2005 11:42 AM
Smart Backup is very slow macgruder General 1 07-19-2005 10:09 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.