Well… I can no longer recommend CrashPlan, even using my fix below. I recently upgraded my file server, performed a computer adoption according to CrashPlan’s instructions…. and CrashPlan lost all of my backups from that machine. All 16TB or so or them. It also lost my backup set definitions after the adoption.
CrashPlan support was… not particularly helpful. They claim they see the 16TB of data attached to the right computer GUID, but I can’t see the data in my client, and when I look at my account in the CrashPlan web interface, I see nothing. Support said it “might work” if I forced a backup to run… and it didn’t.
My CrashPlan account expires soon, and I won’t be renewing.
So, I now have a bunch more performance data from CrashPlan covering the period after I put my fix in place (from my last post). This is just a quick followup to show that this fix does, indeed, have the desired effect.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so voila:
It’s left as an exercise for the reader to determine the point in time at which I put the fix in place. 😉