[Nottingham] Depth first or breadth first for faster backups?
phil.lakin at paphotos.com
Thu May 3 12:02:11 BST 2007
I highly recommend amanda (www.amanda.org) for tape backups, also works
quite well to disk. Ideal if you have a lot of partitions / disks /
servers to backup. We use it to backup and restore over 10TB with no
On Wed, 2007-05-02 at 13:26 +0100, Martin wrote:
> OK Folks,
> A question for tonight:
> For traversing through directories and files, what should be the faster:
> Walking through the directories and files going depth first or breadth
> I would guess that just doing a simple "dd" would be quickest and
> minimise HDD head movements... But then that's only useful if you're
> near 100% utilisation and you're going to mount the dd copy as an image!
> On a related theme:
> What utilities do people use for their backups?
> See ya later,
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