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    backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    I would like to backup my computer to my network drive.
    However, when I use df it does not appear even though I can navigate to it through nautilus.
    ANy ideas how I can issue the command:
    tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz --exclude=/backup.tar.gz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/sys --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/media --exclude=/dev /

    but replace backup.tar.gz with the external drive location?

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    anyone?

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    anyone?
    any ideas?
    When I do df I get:
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    j-media-centre@jmediacentre-A880G:~$ df
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1            957563524 556094604 352827436  62% /
    udev                   1922972         4   1922968   1% /dev
    tmpfs                   773148       956    772192   1% /run
    none                      5120         0      5120   0% /run/lock
    none                   1932868      1536   1931332   1% /run/shm
    /home/j-media-centre/.Private
                         957563524 556094604 352827436  62% /home/j-media-centre
    The drive is not there even though I can see it in the home folder under Browse network

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    any ideas?
    When I do df I get:
    Code:
    j-media-centre@jmediacentre-A880G:~$ df
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1            957563524 556094604 352827436  62% /
    udev                   1922972         4   1922968   1% /dev
    tmpfs                   773148       956    772192   1% /run
    none                      5120         0      5120   0% /run/lock
    none                   1932868      1536   1931332   1% /run/shm
    /home/j-media-centre/.Private
                         957563524 556094604 352827436  62% /home/j-media-centre
    The drive is not there even though I can see it in the home folder under Browse network
    If you have mounted the share via Nautilus then the mount point is at ~/.gvfs (/home/user_login/.gvfs). It's a hidden folder so you don't normally see it. You could use this as the destination if you like. If that is cumbersome or has other problems then un-mount the share and mount it via the command line (i.e. sudo mount -t cifs //server/share /mount/point).
    -BAB1

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    edit holding post
    Last edited by qwertyjjj; May 7th, 2012 at 07:14 PM.

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    The backup is running but it is taking forever!
    It is only 600Gb or so and it has been running for about 2 days now.
    Is tar the best compression to use?

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    The backup is running but it is taking forever!
    It is only 600Gb or so and it has been running for about 2 days now.

    Is tar the best compression to use?
    What is 600 Gb? Is that 600 giga bits or 600 giga bytes?

    Have you translated that figure into a useful standard benchmark?

    A website with fairly simple conversion mechanism can be found here.

    I don't think tar is your problem.
    -BAB1

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    Quote Originally Posted by bab1 View Post
    What is 600 Gb? Is that 600 giga bits or 600 giga bytes?

    Have you translated that figure into a useful standard benchmark?

    A website with fairly simple conversion mechanism can be found here.

    I don't think tar is your problem.
    GBytes

    I'm not sure what the conversion rate is but it seems overly slow.
    An imaging backup for example, would do this much quicker wouldn't it?

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    First, you have to analyze where the bottleneck is.

    install eg. dstat:

    $ sudo apt-get install dstat

    then start it:

    $ dstat

    You should see, if the network or the cpus are the issue.

    btw, what type of cpu and what network do you have? (This also means the interfaces of the affected computers.)

    Regards, ixo

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    Re: backup with tar to smb://iomega-09a633.local/

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    GBytes

    I'm not sure what the conversion rate is but it seems overly slow.
    An imaging backup for example, would do this much quicker wouldn't it?
    I provided you with a site that does the conversion for you. Did you try it?
    -BAB1

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