|Poor performance backing up large folders|
When backing up folders that contain a large number of files (near or over
10,000) FileBack PC can begin to slow down considerably. This is due to
maintenance of the backup database that is turned on by default. Its
efficiency begins to break down as the number of files in a given backup job
increases. The performance degrades in an inverse square relationship;
i.e. doubling the number of files in a job decreases the performance to one
quarter of what it was.
In backup jobs where the backup database is not necessary, turn off this
- Open the backup job in the Advanced Backup Job Editor.
- Go to the Job Description & Type category page.
- Turn off the "Delete backup files (xxx) after being deleted from source"
- Go to the Behavior Options category page.
- In the list of Backup Options, under the File Handling section, turn off
"Keep a Backup History"
- Click OK to save the changes.
Disabling this option should only affect (1) Restoration operations, where you
need to restore a folder to exactly the same state it had on a given date and
time (with the option off, FileBack PC will not know which files were
deleted previous to the selected date, and will restore them as part of the
backup) and (2) the feature to automatically remove files from the destination
after they have been removed from the source.
|Keywords: slow,performance,large number files; Applies to: FileBack PC 4.x||Was this article helpful? Yes No