Rsync - info.. .13 is better, still not there IMO

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Rsync - info.. .13 is better, still not there IMO

Postby Richy_Boy » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:11 pm

So, we now can see what files have been copied during an rsync duplication by refreshing the log screen in .13, however, it would be way more useful to have some key information like estimated copy time or a % of the copy that's complete. Writing what files have already been copied give me no indication on how long it's taking, or at what speed it is doing it.

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I gues in part this is down to the duff GUI design that Netgear seem slow at updating (i.e. a lack of space), yet it would be great to see within the backup script screen a 'time/data remaining' field. If a GUI update isn't coming, then just replce the 'start time' text with the time remaining.. that'll be cool.

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Re: Rsync - info.. .13 is better, still not there IMO

Postby chirpa » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:39 pm

Many backup methods do not make this information available. The Windows timestamp/archive essentially use a 'cp', which doesn't offer this. Rsync can only tell you % of current file, not the whole session.
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Re: Rsync - info.. .13 is better, still not there IMO

Postby Richy_Boy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:09 am

Hmm, you're right about the rsync only giving stats on a 'per file' basis, but the -progress switch does give an indication of the speed and % of the file that is complete. Granted, not handy for a bunch of tiny files, but very handy when duplicating a chunk of data.

ubuntu$ rsync -avz --stats --progress /tmp/dir1/ /tmp/dir2
building file list ...
4 files to consider
file2
16 100% 0.00kB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#1, to-check=1/4)
file3
16 100% 15.62kB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#2, to-check=0/4

You even get a nice progress bar...

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Re: Rsync - info.. .13 is better, still not there IMO

Postby sphardy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:45 pm

chirpa wrote:Many backup methods do not make this information available. The Windows timestamp/archive essentially use a 'cp', which doesn't offer this. Rsync can only tell you % of current file, not the whole session.


So, maybe Netgear could consider something other than "cp"? Even rsync can be run as just a copy tool rather without using the incremental copy capabilities.

Progress indication is such a basic and fundamental part of most GUI's today, this is the kind of thing that is not only making the Frontview GUI look dated, but also appear less functional

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Re: Rsync - info.. .13 is better, still not there IMO

Postby chirpa » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:51 pm

You can use rsync to do local copies already in FrontView. Choose Rsync as the backup method, then point to localhost on the rsync share path.
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Re: Rsync - info.. .13 is better, still not there IMO

Postby sphardy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:04 pm

chirpa wrote:You can use rsync to do local copies already in FrontView. Choose Rsync as the backup method, then point to localhost on the rsync share path.


I know, but that's not the point...

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