Tar backup on geom mirror drive

Robert Fitzpatrick lists at webtent.net
Fri Jan 5 20:16:15 UTC 2007

I am backing up a big home partition that results in 46GB tar.gz file 
directly to another FreeBSD machine via NFS and it is taking from 9:30pm 
until almost 7am the next morning. The source home partition is on a 
geom mirrored slice, could this be the reason for such a slow backup? 
The destination server is using RAID, but from the BIOS, not geom. Both 
servers are using gigabit cards through a gigabit switch.


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