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Creating fingerprints and seeding

Post by lowlander » Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am


when seeding a replica based on a remote repository, during the process the action "Creating fingerprints for hard disk (x)" is created.

What is the expected duration in time per GB for this proces ?

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Re: Creating fingerprints and seeding

Post by Gostev » Apr 22, 2015 1:11 am

Hi, should be about the same as the speed of reading the backup file from its storage in DR site. Actual math is most basic. Thanks!

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Re: Creating fingerprints and seeding

Post by ihussain » Oct 18, 2018 11:48 am


What does my backup copy job say "Creating fingerprints for Hard disk 0 (x% done)" for every disk on the file server I'm backing up? Is this a bug? It takes ages per disk (over 4 hours) and it's done it five times so far.

Please advise

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Re: Creating fingerprints and seeding

Post by foggy » Oct 18, 2018 12:25 pm

It is reading the entire disk data to identify what blocks should be transferred to the target. Shouldn't occur normally unless you're mapping the job or VM ID has changed, so I suggest letting our technical staff reviewing the setup to identify the reason.

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