I have a vpn established with Sonicwalls (Tz100) to a remote site.
At the remote site they have a cable connection that runs at 1.5 up and down.
At my main office we have a Windstream T1 that runs at 1.5 up and down.
My backup takes around 8 hours to complete using robocopy with the mirror function which should only copy changed data.
I also am testing syncback pro (set to use a group that includes the paths to be backed up and the mirror function) to see if I can get the data to come across the pipe faster.
I have tried initializing the backup from the remote site and also the main office but it doesn't seem to be any faster.
The majority of files that are backed up are image files in the tiff format.
The context of my robocopy script is below.
for /f "tokens=1-5 delims=/ " %%d in ("%date%") do rename "v:\ftov.log" %%e-%%f-%%g.log
robocopy F:\smi\index v:\smi\index /MIR /R:2 /W:20 /LOG:c:\backup\ftov.log
robocopy F:\imaging v:\imaging /MIR /R:2 /W:20 /LOG+:c:\backup\ftov.log
robocopy F:\disk1a v:\disk1a /MIR /R:2 /W:20 /LOG+:c:\backup\ftov.log
robocopy F:\disk2a v:\disk2a /MIR /R:2 /W:20 /LOG+:c:\backup\ftov.log
robocopy F:\security v:\security /MIR /R:2 /W:20 /LOG+:c:\backup\ftov.log
I also have attached my robocopy logfile.
Is there a way to determine the amount (size) of data that is backed up by using robocopy or some other program?
Is there a way to speed up the backup?
Management wants to add other backups but since this one takes so long they are concerned about other backups taking longer.
They are comparing this backup to a bank T1 that supposedly transmitted 4000 images of checks in 15 minutes.
I have already made the argument that we need a bigger pipe at the main office to handle traffic.
Thanks in advance