[Rear-users] Calculating tar speed on tapes

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Wed Sep 29 16:46:07 CEST 2010

On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Dag Wieers wrote:

> 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 :-)

OK, I have a working implementation, but to make it (more) useful than how 
it was written before I show the average transfer speed because imagine 
you are copying a large file, then there is no update in the output but 
time does progress and you get zero transfer speed. An average 
transfer speed is much more useful.

However I wouldn't mind also seeing the transfer speed based on the last 
minute or so. But for now I leave it like this. Once it has been tested 
for restores as well I will send a new patch.

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