Online Backup Performance

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2013-02-12
I tested Cloudberry backup to back up server 2008 and it seemed slow.  It backs up 7GB of data  to Amazon S3 in 6 hours.  My broadband connection averages about 2-3  Mbps up.   I not sure what I should expect.


Is 7GB in 6 hours slow or fast?  


Does someone know of a chart that gives me some benchmarks based on pipe size and data amount?

Or, is it simple math?

Question by:chaffee007
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    These online backup sites have their own rules for what they do and don't back up, and how much compression is done before they push the data out.   Also it isn't going to backup files that are open.  6 hrs sounds reasonable.
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    by:Davis McCarn
    Your upload speed is about 2.59MBps which is more than double what I get here on TW cable.  Some of that may be the compression (zipping) of the data files.  you can check your speed by choosing a city:
    Yes, its simple math on what your upload speed is if you factor in the zipping which compresses Doc's, databases, and spreadshetts greatly; but, doesn't shrink miusic, pictures, or videos at all.
    As dlethe said; though, check what's in the online backup!  I recently heard from a client that Carbonite skips videos.
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    Carbonite skips more than just videos.  If you are on a mac, (this is from memory, I tried them and dumped them), then they at least used to skip the "operating system files".   I.e, they only backed up what they said was your data.   So they technically don't back up your computer.     There was a way you could force it to back up more types of files, but I found the thought of having to manually override what I wanted backed up in order to get a full system backup so distasteful, that I decided against them for my home PCs.
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    Check out Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition, just released yesterday. Compression is done before transfer.

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