As the title says I need help troubleshooting my setup with restic.
lt;dr: I’m trying to back-up a ~200GB Folder with mostly small files from Win10 to a Backblaze B2 bucket. I don’t like it when my ETA tries to climb into the triple digit hours.
It’s possible I’m limited by upload speed, but even then I simply can’t have restic run continuously for a day and a half.
How do I troubleshoot the problem and do you know a workaround?
Due to circumstances™, I have a lot of duplicate data I want to do some spring cleaning on, also I’d like to replace/upgrade my drives.
Before that, and once again I’ve decided that now is the time I fix my backups, but it’s not going well.
My original plan from several years ago was to have a semi-weekly Scheduled Task to back-up my computer to a B2 Bucket in the bakground.
(And another to prompt me to connect an external hdd and back-up to it daily.
I quickly abandoned that plan and started using a dedicated internal hdd for a partial backup instead. But that drive is old and loud and needs replacing. (Maintenance is hard ;-; ))
I never got the Task to actually run when set to background, but the more pressing issue is that backing up to B2 takes incredibly long. I have never finished a full backup. I know I’m backing up a lot of data without a parent snapshot, but with restic running, my PC is basically idle. I’d expect Upload to be constantly at the usual 20-25MBit/s, but it often dips to 30-60% of that.
I need a road to the goal of “I have a backup”. Pls help?
What I’ve tried:
- Deactivate Microsoft Defender for a minute
- Exclude the path to the restic executable from Defender
- Exclude restic.exe from Defender
- Possibly upload speed is a limiting factor?
- Maybe I can mail them a thumbdrive lol
- Try back-up from ubuntu live image to see if speed is better
- Maybe Defender settings are only effective after reboot?
- clone the drive and hope for the best
Windows 10 Pro 64Bit Version 21H1 (Build 19043.1237)
on decent-ish hardware
restic 0.12.0 compiled with go1.15.8 on windows/amd64
installed via scoop with global option (C:\ProgramData…)
Folder on secondary drive, WD Blue 1TB, NTFS conected via SATA