>> > > > I decided to backup my laptop since I got a new disk for doing -curren
>> > > > development last week, and backups speeds are running
>> > > > 30-40K/sec,
>> Why are you using rsh?
>> We've been remote-dumping (and restoring, AFAIK) for quite some time,
>> with excellent throughput using :
>> dump 0fuB <host>:/dev/nrst0 2097000 <filesystem>
>I never tried changing the block size, but using the stock rdump, my
>dumps were running at 30-40K/sec (only under -current. -stable is
>> on 2GB DDS tapes. Using host:device sends stuff to rmt which is highly
>> preferable to rsh.
>Normally I use rdump, but it was so slow as to be unusable.
You need to set a block size. I think there were some changes to the st
driver that makes it more conservitive about what block size it uses
by default. Do a diff between the two drivers and see what's different.
Justin T. Gibbs
FreeBSD: Turning PCs into workstations