Backups User! New Feature?


#21

“Also…it’d be really awesome to be able to put a copy of my public key up there so I could throw together a backup script.”

I tried this and it works fine.

Larry


#22

I haven’t tried the feature yet but it’s glad to hear that :slight_smile:

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#23

This is great. I just really hope they add rsync support.

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#24

OK, 50GB sounds really very nice. But I’m trying to upload something to my brand new backup account, and it’s ridiculously slow: 1.2 - 4kb/sec. I doubt that the problem is at my end, I’m sitting in my office in a major research university with a usually lightning fast connection, at least when I upload things to my DH-hosted website from here.

Anybody else having similar issues?


#25

Further to my previous post, I now get slightly higher, but very variable speeds.

I wonder if that’s because the backup server is daisy-chained to the other server behind Josh’s laundry bin?


#26

I tried this too and it just hung. I think this is a great feature but I really need rsync to take advantage of it. Does DH read these foura or is there some other way to get the message to them?


#27

You can use the suggestion feature in the panel.

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#28

I also noticed extremely slow speeds. I was getting 8kb/sec max. If it’s going to be this slow, then rsync will be absolutely necessary.

If someone makes a suggestion in the panel, let us know so that everyone here can vote on it.

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#29

Is that 8kb/sec or 8KB/sec?

I suspect Dreamhost may be working out the loading of the backup servers. It is, after all, a brand new service and they’re going to have to figure out how much load each server can take and do some averaging to figure out how much a typical user will upload. Plus they might be using some slightly different infrastructure for these backup servers from their typical web servers. I wonder if they’re using the failed disk clusters from the Blingy incident?

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#30

Hah, yes, KB. I can be lazy with caps…

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#31

Well, at the moment I’m getting between 75KB/sec. Not exactly fast but exactly comparable to the 75KB/sec I get uploading to my regular server.

I’ve noticed that these figures do get reduced as the latency on my cable connection goes up - when I’m seeding torrents, for example.

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#32

This suggestion has been added to the suggestion panel( https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg& ) by someone.

If you want this feature, please vote it up. Its just 1 credit.

Suggestion title: Allow rsync -e ssh for new Personal Backup Account.

I am waiting for this before I begin my backups.

Binny V A


#33

I’ve used the following on my local machine to mount the Dreamhost backup:

sshfs -o reconnect,cache_timeout=10000 username@dreamhostserver.com:. /mnt/backup

Then the following to rsync to it:

rsync -rtpvP --inplace /localdir /mnt/backup