Subject: Amanda and NetBSD/alpha?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/2002 22:47:44
I'm setting up backups, and I've noticed something really odd. I'm backing
up a BSD/OS machine and three NetBSD machines. (The Amanda server is on the
Three of the machines back up at close to 1MB/sec, which is pretty good given
that I've told Amanda not to use much more than that, and it's dumping to
a holding disk over NFS on a congested network.
The fourth backs up at around 50kB/sec.
The fourth machine is running NetBSD/alpha, on a PC164 at 500Mhz. Most
interestingly, it is running >95% idle.
Copies from the disk it's backing up, via scp, go around 2-3MB/sec. NFS
copies go around 5-7MB/sec.
Can anyone suggest a bottleneck I may not have thought of? Currently using
a 3C90x ethernet, because my Intel Etherexpress was acting up.