Subject: Re: Slow backup performance...
To: Kevin P. Neal <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 07/30/1998 01:14:41
The short summary is that dump(8) uses the rmt protocol, which is
synchronous.  (I.e. dump(8) actually waits for the write to complete
on the remote machine and result code to be returned before it sends
more data.)  Increasing the blocking factor (e.g. `-b 64') would help.