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I'm trying to get an idea of where the bottlenecks are in our backup system. Are there tools available for profiling this? If not, any pointers to a home grown method would also help.

I guess most of the info would be in the bacula logs, but I'd also like to see things like what gets saturated during despooling: disk, CPU or network?

This feels like a problem most bacula admins would have encountered.

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I'd look at the logs and sar(1)¹ output.

¹ system activity reporter - implementations for various OS available

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