[Rear-users] Calculating tar speed on tapes

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Sep 28 14:31:47 CEST 2010

On Mon, 27 Sep 2010, Schlomo Schapiro wrote:

> Am 27.09.2010 13:50, schrieb Dag Wieers:
>> On Mon, 27 Sep 2010, Schlomo Schapiro wrote:
>>> could you maybe post your solution to the list for discussion? Maybe
>>> this is in general a good idea to post patches to the list for
>>> discussion, for example func works that way.
>>> If your tar solution counts the data after the gzip, why could it not
>>> also be used for the tar-to-file version?
>> It is also used for the tar-to-file version. But only for the total
>> calculation at the end. It doesn't offer a solution for the progress
>> during backup. Which we don't have for tape anyway :-(
> What about using tar -R and reading the output with the block numbers?
> That way one would get the runtime info both for tar-to-file and
> tar-to-tape.
> I would like to see something moving to give a feedback that ReaR is
> still working and not stuck.
> Of course, if everybody else does not need to see something move then I
> wouldn't insist on it.

I will look into it :-)

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