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That's depressing... - Elf M. Sternberg
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That's depressing...
It's been three hours since I started the backup routine. I just saw the notice. "Now backing up file #22527 of 440794." This is gonna take forever.

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lucky_otter From: lucky_otter Date: December 7th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I recently did a full backup and restore of a 1.2TB filesystem to fix some irreparable corruption. It took days to complete.

Is your backup drive running with USB 2.0?
elfs From: elfs Date: December 7th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
No, it's an older machine (the P2) from 1997. It has USB 1.1.
kengr From: kengr Date: December 7th, 2007 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
This sort of thing is why I own a laptop to regular drive adapter (they are around $8) and picked up an "obsolete" Gateway box (only 1.7 GHz) for the workbench. Just slap the laptop drive into the Gateway, slap in a backup drive and copy at full ATA speed.

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