Time Machine on NAS impossibly slow

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hkbladelawkhk, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. hkbladelawkhk macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    I've got my Time Machine set up to backup to a WD My Cloud EXII, set up as a guest share per their instructions. Even turned off limiting the cpu for it. And here I am, backing up 500+ gigs, and it's taken more than 3 tries and 7 straight days of ontime. I left my computer on last night and running OVERNIGHT and all it did was 7 gigs. Annoying piece. I did a perf test and it tested at around 500, yep, FIVE HUNDRED megabits per second. Am I missing something here?

    Also, side note. If I stick my head near the corner of the Late 2009 imac, I can hear the PSU buzzing. Should I worry or just keep going till it dies?
  2. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    Wired or wireless connection? Eliminate wireless problems by using an ethernet cable first.

    I'm not familiar with WD NAS products. If it supports AFP and SMB try the one you're not currently using, on my Synology NAS performance between the two is noticeably different.

    It could be a bug in the WD OS. Again with my Synology Diskstation I have had awful Time Machine backup speed in the past which was later fixed with an update. Your best bet to investigate this possibility would probably be the WD forums.
  3. hkbladelawkhk thread starter macrumors member

    May 25, 2010

    It's wired into a Mikrotik router. I believe it's using AFP to transfer via time machine since that's the apple protocol.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009

    Just wondering -- how many Macs are you trying to back up?
    Is it one? Two? Three? Or more?

    If it's just one or two, stop messing around with NAS and wasting time and your equipment.

    Do the following, and things will go much faster and easier:
    1. You'll need an external drive, connectable via USB or thunderbolt
    2. You'll need CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper

    Connect the backup drive, launch CCC.
    Put the source on the left and the target (external) to the right of it.
    Now, let CCC "do its thing".

    Then.. get back to us with the results.
    I'll reckon that they'll be MUCH improved.

    For two Macs, either partition the target drive, or use two externals.

    CCC is FREE to download, and it's FREE to use for the first 30 days.
    SD will do a "full clone" backup forever without registering (you have to register to do incremental backups).
  5. hkbladelawkhk thread starter macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    Just the one. Yea. I have a thunderbolt raid 1 clone via super-duper. But was trying to use the nas as an archive. Crashplan local may be a better bet.

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