I’ve attached an SMB share from an Unraid sever that has been setup as a Mylio vault before to sync about 8000 photos. Sync progressed extremely slow.
So I’ve deleted the vault and recreated it. About 11000 Photos were now to sync. Still went extremely slow.
Network transfer rate reported by Unraid dashboard was roughly 50 Mbps (range 20 - 100 Mbps). Network cards and network is 1000 Mbps. Files reside already on the SSD of the Mac that has mounted the NAS share. So no additional network traffic required to access the files to be synced.
To check whether the NAS is capable of higher transfer speeds, I’ve started to copy a movie file to the NAS. Immediately the reported transfer speed went up to 950 Mbps.
So it is clearly Mylio that is responsible for the slow speed.
I know that copying a large number of small files is much slower than copying a large movie. But syncing between Macs setup as Mylio vaults works much faster (500 Mbps and higher) and it is the same mix of small and large files that is copied during both syncs.
With that slow sync speed a NAS is barely useable as a Mylio vault.
I wonder, whether this is a special issue with Macs or the Unraid server in combination with Mylio.
Is someone getting better speeds with a NAS? What brand is it and what OS Mylio is running on?