Question Slow Lan speed whendoing back ups or restores

steveis2

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Hi,
I have a Buffalo Nas box I use to back up my files. However while the speeds are high to start with they get extremely slow. It goes from hundreads of Mb/sec to Kb/s in the space of about 10 minutes. Is there some unavoidable tendancy for transfer speeds to slow down? Is there a way to keep speeds higher?
I linked between the PC and the Nas with cable via my router.

If anyone has an idea as to what to do I'd appreciate hearing it.

Regards Steve
 

steveis2

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Hi
The pc is connected to the Router by ethernet cable and the Nas is connected to the router by cable too. There's a 1Tb Iron Wolf Nas HDD in the Nas. The Nas is mapped as a networked drive in windows 10. I use the Buffalo version of NovaBackup by Novastore to select backup and restore data. It came with the Nas.
Not knowing vast amounts about networking this was the simplest way I could get things working. In the past it's worked reasonably ok with moderate sized backups but I had a lot of files to back up and restore from a failling laptop. It's as if the set up choked on the files. Some of the files are large Amiga HDF files. if that would make a difference.

Steve
 

kanewolf

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Hi
The pc is connected to the Router by ethernet cable and the Nas is connected to the router by cable too. There's a 1Tb Iron Wolf Nas HDD in the Nas. The Nas is mapped as a networked drive in windows 10. I use the Buffalo version of NovaBackup by Novastore to select backup and restore data. It came with the Nas.
Not knowing vast amounts about networking this was the simplest way I could get things working. In the past it's worked reasonably ok with moderate sized backups but I had a lot of files to back up and restore from a failling laptop. It's as if the set up choked on the files. Some of the files are large Amiga HDF files. if that would make a difference.

Steve
Create a single large zip file and copy that to the NAS. 100s or 1000s of small files is very inefficient.
 

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