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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 option:

  1. Open the backup job in the Advanced Backup Job Editor.
  2. Go to the Job Description & Type category page.
  3. Turn off the "Delete backup files (xxx) after being deleted from source" option.
  4. Go to the Behavior Options category page.
  5. In the list of Backup Options, under the File Handling section, turn off "Keep a Backup History"
  6. 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.xWas this article helpful? Yes No

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