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Wi-Fi Router Charts

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Mesh System Charts

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Backup

I tried to run a quick backup test to a CIFS share but was disappointed in the results. First, you can't create a scheduled backup job and then decide to run it immediately. You have to use the Run Backup button to create a separate job, which can't be saved for future use. You also can't edit or temporarily disable scheduled jobs once they are created, you can only delete them.

I also found that you can't have a blank Remote Username as shown in Figure 10 below. I also didn't have much luck using the host name for the Remote Server, but found that using its IP address worked.

Backup job creation

Figure 10: Backup job creation

But even once I managed to not get a "connection failed" message when I clicked the OK button in the screen above, I was unable to run a successful backup. I only got the two messages below in the System Status System Alerts box.

2009-05-18 17:32:10 Backup public to 10.168.3.147:test; No space left on destination
2009-05-18 17:32:10 Backup public to 10.168.3.147:test starting

Performance

The NSS3000 was tested using our standard test process with 1.15-9 firmware and four Western Digital WD2500YS-01S 500 GB drives configured in RAID 0, 5 and 10 with 1000 Mbps and 1000 Mbps with 4k jumbo LAN connections.

Figure 11 presents a summary of the benchmark tests run for the NSS3000 with RAID 0, 5 and 10 write plotted. There is some performance boost from caching at the smaller file sizes. But throughput drops to the mid-to-low teens at 256 MB file size and stays there up to 4 GB.

Performance benchmark summary

Figure 11: Performance benchmark summary - write

Figure 12 shows the read results plotted for the same benchmarks (values are in Figure 10's table). Results are about the same—mid to low teens.

Performance benchmark summary

Figure 12: Performance benchmark summary - write

The RAID 5 averages shown in the NAS charts look better due to the averaging in of the cached performance. RAID 5 Performance with a 1000 Mbps LAN connection averaged over the 32 MB to 4 GB file sizes and with cached results above 125 MB/s removed from the average comes in at 35 MB/s for writes but a more realistic 16.9 MB/s for reads.

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