Why do I think it’s indexing, not copying: because after two days copying it finally stopped activity. Then after several hours of inactivity, I interrogated the Valut size, and I then endured another two days of disk activity. No files were moved for that one at all.
I have given up ever expecting to know the file size of the Vault as the thing has never stopped activity since that enquiry. It’s still going now!
This all appears to be down to anything that has large numbers of constituent parts: my experience shows that genuinely single files copy at an acceptable speed, but anyhtig with complex ‘package contents’ or folder contents is extremely poor.
Bob - so I seem to mirror, no pun intended, your initial backup speed exoerience, although my subsequent incremental backup (with Aperture vault) appeared to be of more normal timeproportions. My conditions were simlar - an initial backup of 160GB (2 days) and a subsequent incremental update of 20-50 files which took short enough time to be done between going to do somehting and coming back to my desk.
Obviously I understand your issue in that it is highly likley that your incremental backups will start running into each other…!
I had set mine up to do an incremental every day, but I started thinking that maybe the reason it took 12 or 13 hours to do the first one was that it needed to finish its indexing (or whatever it was doing that made the LEDs flicker). So I told it to wait until tomorrow and do an incremental every 3 days. A little while ago, I saw both blue LEDs were on but solid and not flickering, so I opened my backup program and it said it wasn’t doing anything. Windows Task Manager told a different story: it said the backup program was very busy. Something like 50% processor load.
And then it stopped and the blue drive 1 and drive 2 LEDs are off for the first time since New Year’s Eve.
I don’t know.,. maybe I’ll dump the third party app (Handy Backup) and do something different. To me, the real puzzle was why I could manually copy my entire drive - about 200 GB - to the MyCloud and I swear it didn’t take an hour, but to run the backup program took 50 hours and another 3 days of flickering lights.