What speeds can I expect to get with backups/restores?
Our backup servers connected with 1 Gbps WAN connections. In real life tests under heavy load we see a range from 100 Mbps - 300 Mbps from Chicago, IL to our backup server located in Germany. There are of course many factors involved with this and speeds will vary. Another example would be an OpenVZ VPS restore of 10 GB and 500,000 files will generally take 40 minutes.