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Backing up the A-Z folder

Postby Hersheydmd » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:40 pm

My A-Z folder is 69 MB. Backup (from within O.D.) runs smoothly until it reaches 68.9 MB. Then is sits there for a very long time - 15 - 30 minutes - before it says "Backup Complete". Today I updated to the latest 18.1 version, but it's been happening for quite a while, even before updating. What would cause that?
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Re: Backing up the A-Z folder

Postby rhaber123 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:58 am

hardware / disk problem ??
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Re: Backing up the A-Z folder

Postby jsalmon » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:12 am

Feels like a file is in use and waiting for the resource to be "released" but that kind of issue wouldn't typically happen every time you tried to make a backup...
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Re: Backing up the A-Z folder

Postby Hersheydmd » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:57 pm

rhaber123 wrote:hardware / disk problem ??


Must have been a fluke. Just ran it again with no problem.
My specs: Dell Precision 7810 with Intel Xeon processor (8 core), Win 10 Pro 64-bit, 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro card, USB 3.0.
For the test I first emptied the OpenDentImages folder from the backup on 64GB thumbdrive.
OD database = 442MB. Took 3 min to backup.
Images folder = 1.9GB. Took 20 min to backup.
It did not lag at the end of the backup like it was doing the past few times.
Of course a regular backup would only back up files that changed in the Images folder, so it would be much faster.
Don't know what caused the lag previously, but Jason is probably right that maybe I had some file open and it had to be released.
Have a great holiday weekend.
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