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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Snow Leopard Time Machine is oh so slow

I erased my time machine drive – because it couldn’t combine the old data with the new HD. No problems. Start a new backup = SLOW. here’s the console log:

29/08/09 7:15:01 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Starting standard backup
29/08/09 7:15:09 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Backing up to: /Volumes/Mattski500/Backups.backupdb
29/08/09 7:15:10 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Detected system migration from: /Volumes/Mattski500/Backups.backupdb/MattBook/2009-08-29-024306/MacBookPro
29/08/09 7:15:21 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Backup content size: 179.1 GB excluded items size: 9.5 GB for volume MacBookPro
29/08/09 7:15:21 PM com.apple.backupd7253 No pre-backup thinning needed: 204.79 GB requested (including padding), 212.36 GB available
29/08/09 8:15:11 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 10.2 GB of 169.6 GB, 7804 of 1502626 items
29/08/09 9:15:11 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 12.3 GB of 169.6 GB, 15888 of 1502626 items
29/08/09 10:15:12 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 16.0 GB of 169.6 GB, 16700 of 1502626 items
29/08/09 11:15:12 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 17.4 GB of 169.6 GB, 26237 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 12:15:12 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 18.7 GB of 169.6 GB, 71519 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 1:15:13 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 23.4 GB of 169.6 GB, 99607 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 2:15:14 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 30.3 GB of 169.6 GB, 112358 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 3:15:14 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 36.1 GB of 169.6 GB, 125770 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 4:15:15 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 38.2 GB of 169.6 GB, 160636 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 5:15:16 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 43.2 GB of 169.6 GB, 175095 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 6:15:17 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 45.2 GB of 169.6 GB, 189965 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 7:15:17 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 46.7 GB of 169.6 GB, 213777 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 8:15:18 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 47.1 GB of 169.6 GB, 288288 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 9:15:18 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 48.5 GB of 169.6 GB, 336746 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 10:15:19 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 50.4 GB of 169.6 GB, 352332 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 11:15:20 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 57.4 GB of 169.6 GB, 363639 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 12:15:20 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 58.5 GB of 169.6 GB, 386480 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 1:15:21 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 59.8 GB of 169.6 GB, 412356 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 2:15:22 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 61.0 GB of 169.6 GB, 435309 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 3:15:23 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 62.2 GB of 169.6 GB, 464146 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 4:15:23 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 65.9 GB of 169.6 GB, 485498 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 5:15:23 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 82.4 GB of 169.6 GB, 489045 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 6:15:25 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 100.3 GB of 169.6 GB, 491058 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 7:15:26 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 110.3 GB of 169.6 GB, 493059 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 8:15:26 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 119.9 GB of 169.6 GB, 493059 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 9:15:27 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 135.1 GB of 169.6 GB, 493059 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 10:15:28 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 148.6 GB of 169.6 GB, 493059 of 1502626 items
30/08/09 11:15:28 PM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 152.6 GB of 169.6 GB, 509372 of 1502626 items
31/08/09 12:15:29 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 153.3 GB of 169.6 GB, 534726 of 1502626 items
31/08/09 1:15:29 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 153.7 GB of 169.6 GB, 550336 of 1502626 items
31/08/09 2:15:29 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 155.3 GB of 169.6 GB, 562214 of 1502626 items
31/08/09 3:15:30 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 156.4 GB of 169.6 GB, 573554 of 1502626 items
31/08/09 4:15:30 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 157.5 GB of 169.6 GB, 584987 of 1502626 items
31/08/09 5:15:31 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 157.8 GB of 169.6 GB, 594213 of 1502626 items
31/08/09 5:26:04 AM com.apple.backupd7253 CoreEndianFlipData: error -4940 returned for rsrc type FREF (id 133, length 7, native = no)
31/08/09 5:26:04 AM com.apple.backupd7253 CoreEndianFlipData: error -4940 returned for rsrc type FREF (id 133, length 7, native = no)
31/08/09 5:28:49 AM com.apple.backupd7253 CoreEndianFlipData: error -4940 returned for rsrc type FREF (id 129, length 7, native = no)
31/08/09 5:28:52 AM com.apple.backupd7253 CoreEndianFlipData: error -4940 returned for rsrc type FREF (id 129, length 7, native = no)
31/08/09 6:15:32 AM com.apple.backupd7253 Copied 158.9 GB of 169.6 GB, 613142 of 1502626 items

48 hours and it’s still not finished – although close now.

My hard drive is attached by firewire, and at a respectable transfer rate of 10MB/s = (36GB/hr) this should have taken a respectable 5 hours. I know my firewire drive can in fact sustain much higher than 10MB/s, so this baffles me as to why it’s getting an average rate less than 1MB/sec. Grrrrr.

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ADSL speed with long phone cable

I know that you’re meant to use the shortest cable possible between the wall point and your ADSL modem, but the wall point just isn’t in a practical place. So I got a 15m extension cable, run it up over the ceiling to the other end of the room, and it works, and doesn’t seem to affect my speed too much:

yay!

Not so Quick Deposit box

Today, I had the lovely experience of going into a Commonwealth Bank branch to deposit a cheque.

It’s usually no drama, I use the Quick Deposit envelopes, which means you get to deposit the cheque without paying $2 (or whatever it is) to speak to the teller. But, there’s no longer a counter with a pen to fill out the quick deposit envelope…

So, I line up to speak to the teller, and ask her “Can I borrow that pen?” … “Thanks, I’ll be right back”, and I promptly go to some other part of the branch that looks like it’s not in anyone’s way, fill it out, drop it in the box, and then line up again to return the pen.

Just because I’m nice. And they’re not. (Actually the teller was nice – if she wasn’t she wouldn’t have given me the pen).

They should be called the “quick deposit with a free pen” envelope, or “not so quick deposit box”. 🙂

I guess they go out of their way to make it easy for you to use the expensive services, don’t they….

Faster internet at home

Just moved house and got the internet connection going. My router mustn’t be ADSL2 capable like I thought, but at least we’re running at the max speed for ADSL1: