Knowledgebase: Tips and tricks
Speedup Slow SMB Mounted devices on Windows
Posted by Sven Koester on 18 September 2018 16:43
We described in another article how to make a network mount available to P5 on Windows, that was here:|
When reading from a NAS via Archive, Backup or Synchronize via SMB from Windows, there is a pitfall:
Windows doe not have a ctime attribute in the sense of that it shows modifications to the file attributes like Unix systems have.
So on Windows, P5 emulates a ctime attribute, maintained in an alternate data fork, that is written when the file's archive-bit is set.
This has two side effects in case the mounted file system itself is not a Windows NTFS system:
To do so, edit the file
and add the following lines to turn off the ctime emulation:
ns_param emulateCtime false
also, to turn off the comparison of ctime attributes during incremental backup, add
ns_param testInodeChangeTime false
In Syncronize Plan, turn off Additional Options -> Expert Setting -> Compare ... files by examining -> Owner and/or protection changes.