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Ghost 2002_WinXP_v-e-r-y slow to create image
Jan 13th, 2002 at 3:40pm
 
Question.  WinXP with 2 physical HDD's.  Creating .gho image from c:\ to d:\ (primary master to primary slave).
C:\ is ~5gb of data.  When I start imaging process, Ghost statistics screen shows 4300mb of data transferring at a rate about 10 mb/second taking 4 hours or so.  Using 'normal' compression.  Seems way too slow.  What is a normal transfer rate on local machine using Ghost, from 1 physical HDD to another.  How long should I expect ~5gb of data to ghost?  Does this appear to be a problem with my local machine's HDD's talking to each other or is this normal.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Thanks.
 
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 13th, 2002 at 3:51pm
 
correction: (4300mb of data transferring at a rate about 10 mb/second).  I meant 10mb/min... then slows down to around 8mb/min... taking hours! to complete.
 
 
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Reply #2 - Jan 14th, 2002 at 2:33am
 
Something is wrong.

It takes me ~5 minutes to image ~2.5GB of data (WinME + apps) to another SCSI drive on FAST compression (500MB/min SCSI-to-SCSI). Takes me ~12 minutes to image ~4GB of data (Win2K + apps) to an IDE drive (333MB/min imaging SCSI-to-IDE). The SCSI drive images ~50% faster than the IDE (both FAST compression).
 
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Reply #3 - Jan 14th, 2002 at 9:41pm
 
So, compared to what should be normal expected behavior for Ghost transfer rate from 1 ide hdd to 2nd ide hdd on local machine.... this appears to be a local machine performance issue as opposed to expected behavior for Ghost.  Any ideas as to why transfer rate is so slow?  Almost as if it is a local disk caching issue, sort-of like when smartdrv.exe is not loaded.  Thanks.
 
 
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Reply #4 - Jan 14th, 2002 at 11:12pm
 
Never heard of your problem. Try Symantec:

http://servicenews.symantec.com/cgi-bin/browse.cgi?group=symantec.support.networ...'

If/when you find a solution, lemme know & I'll include it the the Ghost guide.

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Reply #5 - Jan 19th, 2002 at 2:30pm
 
Thanks for your help.  Went to Symantec site per your suggestion and they said:
"Try running Ghost with the following switches:

ghostpe.exe -fna -fnu

The -fna switch turns off Ghost ability to read from the source and
write to the destination at the same time. So Ghost reads and then
writes. The -fnu switch tells Ghost not to read through UDMA and
instead will read through PIO.

That greatly improved performance.  Ghost copied ~5gb at 85mb/min taking about 45 min. to complete.  Not sure if that is 'all that fast' for ide to ide but it worked for me!  Knowing I have an image to back-up from is great piece of mind.

Thank you for your suggestions!
 
 
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Re: Ghost 2002_WinXP_v-e-r-y slow to create image
Reply #6 - Jan 22nd, 2002 at 3:55pm
 
Cool.

I update the guide to include your info. On this page:

http://ghost.radified.com/ghost_1y.htm

.. ~ 2/3rds the ways down.

Thx for contributing.

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