RE: To mirror a huge tree...
> I've been a big FW fan for many years. My backups, though, have only
> been (because of compression) in the 70-85GB range.
70-85 MB/s (?) using Firewire II (800 Mbps)? I am able to get ~40 MB/s on Firewire I (400 Mbps).
> But this mirror was 630GB, and along around 600GB, the sbp2 driver
> went squirrely, throwing all sorts of messages to syslog and then
Buggy device drivers are not good...
> USB (that enclosure has both FW & USB jacks) worked fine, though,
> giving me a consistent 30MBps rate the whole time, finishing seconds
> over 6 hours.
Single-device storage capacities have been growing faster than their throughput, which makes for long days. (I just migrated ~340 GB to a new/old PIII 600 MHz machine with LUKS encryption at ~10 MB/s; 10 hours over the wire, plus more time ironing out wrinkles.)
> eSATA is my next try, when I get the chance.
Same here. Given the present economy, it will be a while...