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psadump taking 12 hours+ to complete

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by graeme, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. graeme

    graeme Guest

    Hi all,

    anyone have any idea why psadump would take 12 hours+ to run. We also run manual backups on the same data, and they are generated in about 20 - 30 mins. psadump seems to be taking an age for some reason.


  2. Cranky

    Cranky Guest

    Does it actually complete? How much data are we talking about here?
  3. bartje3

    bartje3 Guest

    Mine takes about 41 minutes for a 6 GB compressed backupfile.
    If I don't use --nostop --nostop-domain it takes 58min, because the stopping and starting of each domain takes a lot of time. (especially if you have a lot of domains). --do-not-dump-logs can also save a lot of time if you don't need them every time.
    If I disable compressing, I can save some minutes too (but not diskspace)
    If I do the backupt to a FTP or by SSH it takes also some few minutes more, so I do the backup local (which is the fastest) and copy it later by rsync.
    I think the speed depends on so many factors like which CPU is used, filesystem on server (ext3 ?), how bussy is the server and do you backup to a slow FTP ?

    I suggest runing the backup command in shell or look into the /tmp/psa-backup.log to see where he looses so much time.