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Is /mtcomp ignored?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:39 am
by mmmdonuts
Hello,
I have been evaluating IFW and running some performance tests and noticed that /mtcomp has no effect and appears to be ignored on the command line. Using values like /mtcomp:0, :6, :12 or even :20 have no effect on CPU usage or backup performance. When I look at the log it appears that the launch command line strips the /mtcomp argument. Is this option not enabled in the eval version or has it not been implemented in v3.03 yet?

Log examples:

[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe /b /d:w0 /f:\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$ /comp:15 /mtcomp:6
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Image for Windows (x64) 3.03
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Starting ...
imagew64.exe /b /d:w0 /f:"\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$" /comp:15
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Attempting to Create VSS Snapshot...
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Added \\?\Volume{42bdb75d-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Added \\?\Volume{42bdb75e-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} (C:) to snapshot.

[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe /b /d:w0 /f:\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$ /comp:15 /mtcomp:12
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Image for Windows (x64) 3.03
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Starting ...
imagew64.exe /b /d:w0 /f:"\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$" /comp:15
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Attempting to Create VSS Snapshot...
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Added \\?\Volume{42bdb75d-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Added \\?\Volume{42bdb75e-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} (C:) to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 9:20:21 PM] VSS Snapshot Created Successfully.

[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe /b /d:w0 /f:\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$ /mtcomp:20 /comp:2
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Image for Windows (x64) 3.03
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Starting ...
imagew64.exe /b /d:w0 /f:"\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$" /comp:2
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Attempting to Create VSS Snapshot...
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Added \\?\Volume{42bdb75d-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Added \\?\Volume{42bdb75e-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} (C:) to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 10:15:46 PM] VSS Snapshot Created Successfully.

Re: Is /mtcomp ignored?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:34 am
by TeraByte Support
you'd need /logl:9 or higher to see it in the log since it's a global
option.

even if it's enabled, it may not use it depending on the conditions of the
backup.


"mmmdonuts" wrote in message news:12687@public.image...

Hello,
I have been evaluating IFW and running some performance tests and noticed
that /mtcomp has no effect and appears to be ignored on the command line.
Using values like /mtcomp:0, :6, :12 or even :20 have no effect on CPU usage
or backup performance. When I look at the log it appears that the launch
command line strips the /mtcomp argument. Is this option not enabled in the
eval version or has it not been implemented in v3.03 yet?

Log examples:

[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup
and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe /b /d:w0
/f:\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$
/comp:15 /mtcomp:6
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Image for Windows (x64) 3.03
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Starting ...
imagew64.exe /b /d:w0
/f:"\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$"
/comp:15
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Attempting to Create VSS Snapshot...
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Added
\\?\Volume{42bdb75d-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 9:06:28 PM] Added
\\?\Volume{42bdb75e-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} (C:) to snapshot.

[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup
and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe /b /d:w0
/f:\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$
/comp:15 /mtcomp:12
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Image for Windows (x64) 3.03
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Starting ...
imagew64.exe /b /d:w0
/f:"\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$"
/comp:15
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Attempting to Create VSS Snapshot...
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Added
\\?\Volume{42bdb75d-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 9:20:09 PM] Added
\\?\Volume{42bdb75e-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} (C:) to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 9:20:21 PM] VSS Snapshot Created Successfully.

[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup
and Restore Suite\imagew64.exe /b /d:w0
/f:\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$
/mtcomp:20 /comp:2
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Image for Windows (x64) 3.03
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Starting ...
imagew64.exe /b /d:w0
/f:"\\blahblah\Admin\Backup\blahblah\Backup-w0-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$"
/comp:2
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Attempting to Create VSS Snapshot...
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Added
\\?\Volume{42bdb75d-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 10:15:33 PM] Added
\\?\Volume{42bdb75e-5c6f-11e4-92bb-806e6f6e6963} (C:) to snapshot.
[10/15/2016 10:15:46 PM] VSS Snapshot Created Successfully.


Re: Is /mtcomp ignored?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:57 am
by mmmdonuts
I ran again using the increased logging level and it does show the runtime options used including mtcomp. Under what conditions would IFW use mtcomp and can those conditions be forced?

TeraByte Support wrote:
> you'd need /logl:9 or higher to see it in the log since it's a global
> option.
>
> even if it's enabled, it may not use it depending on the conditions of the
>
> backup.
>
>