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.

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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.

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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.

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

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

In version 9.8 of FBackup there is multithreading implemented.
All file types are processed the same way for FBackup.
Please make sure the antivirus is not scanning those image files on accessing.
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.

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Adrian (Softland) wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:05 pm
Hi,

In version 9.8 of FBackup there is multithreading implemented.
Hi,
I have seen this feature. But I don't see any difference if it's enabled or disabled.
I set 8 threads, but the progress is visually the same.

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

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

The difference is visible for larger files (>100 MB).
Multithreading is used to process large files in multiple threads, not for processing a bunch of files in each thread.
Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

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