[Nssbackup-team] [Question #142032]: Easy(er) access to Simple Backup config and restore

2011-01-19 Thread Anton
New question #142032 on Simple Backup:
https://answers.launchpad.net/sbackup/+question/142032

I have some suggestions that I think would further improve usability of Simple 
Backup. Since they're not bugs, I file them as questions here. Please inform me 
if I should split these into separate questions and/or bugs.

From the status icon, I think it would be really great to have a menu entry 
that opens the Simple Backup Configuration window. This could come instead of 
the 'About Simple Backup' window that now pops up. (By the way, the menu entry 
'Simple Backup' is confusing; if it opens the 'About', it should say so.)

From the Config and the Restore windows it would be great to have a button 
that takes you to the other one. So, the Config window would have a button 
'Restore', for example next to the 'Profile Manager' button in the taskbar. 
The Restore window would get a 'Config' button, for example to the left of 
'Help' button in the top-right corner.

Finally, I really like the calendar view in the Restore window. But sometimes 
it is convenient to just get a list of all backups, with some additional 
information like diskspace used (and possibly total filesize included). (Now I 
ssh into my backup server, cd to backup directory and do 'ls' or 'du' or 
whatever.) So there should be buttons to switch between 'calendar' and 'list' 
views.

I wouldn't mind spending (some) time implementing these, but would need some 
pointers and help to get started.


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[Nssbackup-team] [Question #142036]: What limits sbackup performance over ssh?

2011-01-19 Thread Anton
New question #142036 on Simple Backup:
https://answers.launchpad.net/sbackup/+question/142036

I currently have a sbackup backup session running, however the throughput is 
(much) lower than I expect. 

gzip is running at only ~20% CPU usage, suggesting that there is a bottlenect 
in datatransfer somewhere. 
My local disk can do up to 40MB/s throughput, but iotop reports ~1500KB/s for 
tar. top reports no io wait, but ~75% idle.
Network monitor also reports datat about 1500KB/s. I'm writing to a remote 
server through a 1G ethernet connection, which should easily accomodate 40MB/s 
(scp indeed reports ~40MB data rate). On the remote server there is negilble 
CPU usage (~5%, of which ~2% by sshd). If I use plain cp to the .gvfs directory 
that connects to the backup server, it transfers about 25MB in about 10 
seconds, roughly consistent with the ~1.5MB/s iotop reports for sbackup.

Any ideas on why sbackup is so much slower than my hardware and network could 
support? Is it likely that gvfs is somehow at fault, and if so is it worthwile 
(cost vs. gain) to fix this?



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Re: [Nssbackup-team] [Question #140592]: restore/revert produces only empty folders

2011-01-19 Thread Tiriz
Question #140592 on Simple Backup changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/sbackup/+question/140592

Tiriz posted a new comment:
Same here.

Files can be reverted one by one... but what if I want to revert a
complete directory architecture?

Please help! I need to revert those  tons of pictures placed in
different backups! There is no way I can restore each one manually!!!

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