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SOLVED Mounted filesystem for backup (low bandwith) - optimize sshfs read/write transactions



  • I have just established to mount my home server via sshfs as a backup source. While there are obvious drawbacks It works nicely so far and I want to continue to give it a try.
    In view of the more limited bandwidth I have come to realize that the cloudron backup service creates a box.tar.gz on the mounted (limited bandwidth) network share and then copies this file from the mounted share to another directory on the very same mounted share.

    I am wondering if this transaction can be optimized in order to be mindful of low bandwith situations?!? E.g. create the box. tar.gz file in a tmp directory on the cloudron server and then copy it to the network share (that should save the read and write transactions from the network share, shouldn't it?)
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  • Staff

    You may want to check if you have hardlinks enabled. Then the "copying" is a very fast operation.



  • @nebulon Ha...it was not enabled. Let me check the time for the next backup. Thanks a lot meanwhile.



  • @nebulon That did the trick, thanks a lot again.


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