So my basic use case is this; I have a couple of SSD’s and a couple of RAID arrays on two machines which store lots of photos and videos (hobby photographer), to the tune of about 400GB on the SSD’s and about 600GB on an 8TB RAID0 array via USB 3.0 on the other machine. Nothing too crazy.
I have an older HP Workstation (Core2Duo 3.0GHz, 8GB of RAM, Windows 10 Pro) which has, in addition to its boot drive, two drives whose purpose in life is to exist as mirrors for that critical, fast storage upstairs. A 2TB spinning drive (to backup 2TB worth of SSD’s on Machine A), and an 8TB spinning drive (to backup the 8TB RAID 0 array on Machine B). Then, the HP workstation backs everything up using Crashplan.
Syncthing looked promising as a solution for getting all of the data, automatically, to the server. But the performance has been extraordinarily slow. And inconsistent. Sometimes running at 10-15mbps, sometimes down to less than 1mbps. (Small ‘b’, ‘megabit’, intentional)
At first, I thought maybe the old hardware was just the issue and I’d have to look for something that was better optimized for older hardware. (Or just live with it; as I have an upgrade planned in a few weeks). Except… it scales 100%. If I have syncthing running on BOTH machines at the same time; the speed effectively doubles. It still slows down, but when it’s running ‘full speed’, it hits 30-40mbps download on the server, with each client reporting 15-20mbps.
Is this the sort of speed I should be expecting? Are there ways to optimize it?
Everything is on gigabit ethernet. The two clients are a 2012 MacBook Pro (2.5GHz Core i5; GbE natively) and a 2016 Touchbar MacBook Pro (2.9GHz Core i7, GbE via a USB 3.0 adapter, LanSpeedTests gives me about 800mbps both directions to the server), and both should have sufficient CPU resources on their end. The client machines are set to ‘send only’ and the server is set to ‘receive only’.
Thanks so much!!!
(Bonus question; is there a way to hide or ignore system files? I’m getting conflict errors which are all weird MacOS system files)