I am using restic in two ways:
- Raspberry Pi 4 with external HDD which contains 5 TB of data
- Computer with 100 GB of personal data
I backup with restic via rclone to Onedrive Business. Computer has SSD should be more than fast enough to not be considered a problem. Same for internet with over 100MB/s (Vodafone). However, I am facing two problems
Backup of 5 TB takes weeks. Which is very long time in general, but well, its 5 TB and connection to onedrive may not be the fastest…however while backing up, my latency greatly increases, so that I cant use other applications (e.g. video streaming, gaming). So I need to stop the backup each time manually and as restic every time starts to scan from zero, I can never finish my backup. Each night I stop restic after backing up / scanning 1 TB and start it again when I go to bed, however next evening it is where I left off the day before. Is there a way to stop restic for some hours and continue where I left off afterwards or at least stop the high latency problem?
My Computer only backs up 100 GB, which took over 9 hours. Which is also okay, if it this way for the first initial backup. However, each time I run the backup again, or forget --prune, i takes more or less the same time. However, I cannot leave my computer each day on for 9 hours each day, just to backup the missing / changed 50-100 MB of data from that day.
Thanks a lot in advance.