My 2TB Time Capsule has functioned as our home router and backup device for years.
It's not very fast at backing up over network, but since this is a passive activity it's never been a problem.
I went into the volume to try to clean it up a bit and it's really slow to respond over both GUI and command line.
I'm within close wireless range (5 meters, direct line of sight)
Pinged packets return in < 1ms, I don't think it's the wifi
Browsing the network disk in Finder is very slow, it takes 20+ seconds just for folders and files on the disk to populate
tmutilresponds just as, if not more slowly (as does simply running
lsin the Time Machine volume)
Most importantly, trying to delete items via
tmutilis way too slow. Usually taking over 45 minutes to delete a 500MB backup.
(I realize that these backups are stored as
diffs rather than complete files, so there's some degree of logic that is going into the deletion process, but this still seems absurd)
I looped through my backups and wanted to delete most of them, like so:
sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/Time\ Machine\ Backups/Backups.backupdb/foo/2016-08-10-015922
I have 130 backups I want to remove this device and even at an optimistic 30 minutes per deletion, that's still 65 continuous hours of this script running (for something that should take less than an hour IMO).
Base Station/Time Capsule OS version: 7.6.9  (latest)