I'm trying to use rsync to backup some files from an internal harddisk to a usb-drive. (I'm working on a wd mybook world NAS)
There are two folders that I want to backup. A music folder and a video folder. The music folder(864 files, round about 10gb) worked perfectly in something about 1 hour (for the complete progress).
But the video folder(1025 files, round about 700gb) is still on "sending incremental file list" for now 8 hours. I don't think anything has been transferred. What could cause such a difference? The video folder hasn't that much more files in it. Yeah it is a lot bigger, but that shouldn't make a difference on generating the file list I think.
I'm using this rsync command:
/shares/extern # rsync -avPc --stats /shares/Public/Shared\ Videos /shares/extern/
I now since i am working on a NAS, I haven't that much cpu power, but it's far too long I think.
What do you think, is this behaviour normal? Are there any suggests what i can do to speed the whole thing a bit up?
I'm using rsync 3.0.2