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Restore Time for Recovery Points

This is really a question of curiosity more than anything.  Today I noticed a fairly large variation of time it took to restore a recovery point set.  I recovered the same recovery point set to two different hard drives that were identical in size (500gb) and brand (Seagate), and both were blank.  The first one took 2 hours and 5 minutes.  The second one took 4 hours and 43 minutes.  The time for the first one was fairly typical, give or take 15 or 20 minutes, but I've never had one take anywhere near the time of the second one.  Both drives booted as expected and appeared to be identical.  Anybody want to venture an explanation?

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Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points

This is really a question of curiosity more than anything.  Today I noticed a fairly large variation of time it took to restore a recovery point set.  I recovered the same recovery point set to two different hard drives that were identical in size (500gb) and brand (Seagate), and both were blank.  The first one took 2 hours and 5 minutes.  The second one took 4 hours and 43 minutes.  The time for the first one was fairly typical, give or take 15 or 20 minutes, but I've never had one take anywhere near the time of the second one.  Both drives booted as expected and appeared to be identical.  Anybody want to venture an explanation?

Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points


jack450 wrote:

This is really a question of curiosity more than anything.  Today I noticed a fairly large variation of time it took to restore a recovery point set.  I recovered the same recovery point set to two different hard drives that were identical in size (500gb) and brand (Seagate), and both were blank.  The first one took 2 hours and 5 minutes.  The second one took 4 hours and 43 minutes.  The time for the first one was fairly typical, give or take 15 or 20 minutes, but I've never had one take anywhere near the time of the second one.  Both drives booted as expected and appeared to be identical.  Anybody want to venture an explanation?


Hi jack,

Without knowing a lot more about the details of the process [exact steps] and what else was happening during both processes I'd scared to guess.

Sorry

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points


dickevans wrote:

jack450 wrote:

This is really a question of curiosity more than anything.  Today I noticed a fairly large variation of time it took to restore a recovery point set.  I recovered the same recovery point set to two different hard drives that were identical in size (500gb) and brand (Seagate), and both were blank.  The first one took 2 hours and 5 minutes.  The second one took 4 hours and 43 minutes.  The time for the first one was fairly typical, give or take 15 or 20 minutes, but I've never had one take anywhere near the time of the second one.  Both drives booted as expected and appeared to be identical.  Anybody want to venture an explanation?


Hi jack,

Without knowing a lot more about the details of the process [exact steps] and what else was happening during both processes I'd scared to guess.

Sorry


Well, the "exact steps" were identical which is why it's so weird.  A couple of details I didn't mention:  I'm using Ghost 14, a Western Digital My Book via USB port as the source, and the same laptop, which is a Dell XPS M-1530, as the target computer with the two Seagate drives one at a time.  "Verify After Recovery ' is the default setting,which I always uncheck.  The only thing I can think of is that I neglected to uncheck it the second time.  I'm very careful about settings so I don't think that's the answer, but it IS possible.

Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points

Jack,

Did you check the size of both .v2i files.

Deric

Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points


DStain wrote:

Jack,

Did you check the size of both .v2i files.

Deric



Deric,

I used the same recovery point set to create both disks, so unless there was an increase in size after I created the first disk, the .v2i files that created both disks have to be the same size.  Now, if you're talking about  the two Seagate disks I created, I'm not aware that there are any .v2i files on the disks.  Am I misinterpreting your question?

Jack

Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points

Jack,

I think it is likely you didn't remove the tick from Verify when you did the second restore. As a test, would you like to repeat the restore on the second Seagate HD?

Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points

You say they are the same size and brand but you don't state if they are the same model, or use the same interface and motherboard connection.

Dave

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Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points


DaveH wrote:

You say they are the same size and brand but you don't state if they are the same model, or use the same interface and motherboard connection.

Dave


Dave,

Yes, same model, interface and motherboard connection.  I put the first one in the laptop and did the restore.  I then removed the drive, after booting it up to make sure it worked, inserted the second drive and repeated the process.

I think Brian is probably right that I didn't uncheck the verify on the second drive.  It's the only explanation that makes any sense given that no one seems to have experienced a similar situation.

I appreciate you guys taking the time to respond, but I think it's probably time to declare this issue "solved" and consider it "pilot error".

Brian -- I'll redo both drives again in a couple of weeks and if I experience the same thing I'll post again, but I think you've probably nailed it.

Jack

Kudos0

Re: Restore Time for Recovery Points


jack450 wrote:

DStain wrote:

Jack,

Did you check the size of both .v2i files.

Deric



Deric,

I used the same recovery point set to create both disks, so unless there was an increase in size after I created the first disk, the .v2i files that created both disks have to be the same size.  Now, if you're talking about  the two Seagate disks I created, I'm not aware that there are any .v2i files on the disks.  Am I misinterpreting your question?

Jack


Jack,

My mistake I miss read the post,

Deric

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