There are a lot of factors that may be contributing to this slowdown, including network issues and device communication problems. What if you do a backup instead of a duplicate? What kind of performance do you get when doing local operations? I would strongly suggest that you give us a call and we can go through some troubleshooting to pinpoint what may be going on. Regards, Irena Solomon Dantz Technical Support 925.253.3050 ++++++++ >> Right now, I'm using Retro to do an immediate duplicate from a B&W G3 to the >> new Titanium Powerbook the owner will be using. I shut down the G3, and left >> it at "waiting for backup", which should exclude any background processes >> from running. >> >> When I started, it was copying at over 100MB/min. An hour later, it was >> copying at 25MB/min. Now, 18 hours later, it's verifying at 0.8MB/min. All >> machines are on a 100B switched network, with no other traffic going on- it's >> Saturday morning, the office is closed. Server is a beige G3 233. >> >> I've seen other Retro clients start with very nice speeds, then drop to >> pathetic thoroughputs. Does anybody have any input on why this happens? At >> this rate, the duplicate won't be verified before Monday AM (not that it >> matters- I'm going to have to abort the verify, as this is unacceptable). >> What should I do about this? > > Try increasing the memory allocation for Retrospect. On our network, > 100-T Switched, backup speeds range between 145 and 220 MB/min using 4.3 > with IP clients, not AppleTalk. The tape drive is a Sony DDS-4 4mm DAT. -- ---------------------------------------------------------- To subscribe: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Archives: <http://list.working-dogs.com/lists/retro-talk/> Search: <http://www.mail-archive.com/retro-talk%40latchkey.com/> For urgent issues, please contact Dantz technical support directly at [EMAIL PROTECTED] or 925.253.3050.