Google Drive backup testing is very slow.

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Dmaner
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Google Drive backup testing is very slow.

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Testing each file takes 4-5 sec. This is especially noticeable in photographs.
Testing the entire backup takes a week.
(backup size: 1.7 GB, internet speed: 200Mb/s)
Is there any way I can speed up the process?

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Google Drive backup testing is very slow.

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

There is a communication (request - response) with the Google Drive service for each file. Sometimes the response from Google Drive can be delayed or if you have many files, the server could respond slower after a while.
A solution is to use the Full backup type which puts all files in a zip archive and less requests will be made.
Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

Dmaner
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Re: Google Drive backup testing is very slow.

Post by Dmaner »

Maybe run testing in multiple threads? So that each thread processes its own queue of files. Or send each next file in the queue for testing to a free stream.

Another interesting point. Slowdown only in photographs. Other files of the same size are tested at an average of 3 files per second.

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