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Configuring resources consumed during backup

Overview

This topic explains how to modify network bandwidth used during backup, define CPU priority, and modify resource settings. It also defines how to allow users to modify proxy settings on their computers.

Configuring resources for backup from computers

Note: All features described in this section are controlled only through profiles. Any change made to an existing profile is applicable for all users assigned to that profile.

Limiting the network bandwidth used during backup

During backups, data is transferred from the devices to the inSync storages. Transfer of data consumes bandwidth. You can limit the bandwidth available to inSync for backing up data. Lowering the bandwidth may prolong the duration required for a backup.

You can limit bandwidth either as a percentage of the available bandwidth or in absolute terms. If you limit bandwidth in percentage terms, inSync client will calculate the bandwidth available to it before starting the backup and then utilize the configured percentage of it.

To limit the network bandwidth utilized during backup

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage > Profiles.
  2. Click the profile that you want to modify.
  3. Click the Laptop Backup Schedule tab.
  4. Under Laptop Backup Resources, click Edit. The edit window appears.
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  5. Enter the following details:
    • In the Max Bandwidth [LAN] field, specify the maximum bandwidth inSync client can utilize for backup when connected to a LAN.
    • In the Max Bandwidth [WAN] field, specify the maximum bandwidth inSync client can utilize for backup when connected to a WAN.
    Note: If you do not want to apply any restrictions on the bandwidth consumed during backup, enter 0 (zero) in the max bandwidth fields.   
  6. Click Save.

Assigning CPU priority to the backup process

During backups, inSync client consumes processing power from the CPU. You can configure the priority that the operating system on user's computer assigns to the backup process. A lower priority may prolong the time required for backup. A higher proirity might slow down other processes running on the computer. It is recommended that after the first backup, you set the CPU priority as 4.

To assign CPU priority

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage Profiles.
  2. Click the profile that you want to modify.
  3. Click Laptop Backup Schedule tab.
  4. Under Laptop Backup Resources, click Edit. The edit window appears.
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  5. Move the CPU priority slider to reflect the CPU priority assigned to inSync.
  6. Click Save.

Allowing users to modify resource settings

You can allow users to modify the bandwidth utilization and CPU priority of the backup process. The limit that you have applied on the bandwidth utilization will still be applicable. If required, users can further reduce the bandwidth utilized by inSync client for backing up data. For example, if you have set the bandwidth utilization at 50%, users can only reduce it further to say 45% or 20%. They cannot increase it to say 60%. 

To allow users to modify resource settings:

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage Profiles.
  2. Click the profile that you want to modify.
  3. Click the Laptop Backup Schedule tab.
  4. Under Laptop Backup Resources, click Edit. The edit window appears. 
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  5. Select Allow users to modify resource settings.
  6. Click Save.

Allowing users to modify proxy settings

inSync client may have to access inSync server through a proxy server. To allow users to modify proxy settings for inSync client

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage Profiles.
  2. Click the profile that you want to modify.
  3. Click the Laptop Backup Schedule tab.
  4. Under Laptop Backup Resources, click Edit. The edit window appears. 
  5. Select Allow users to edit proxy settings.
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  6. Click Save.

Configuring resources for backup from mobile devices

Note: All features described in this section are controlled only through profiles. Any change made to an existing profile is applicable for all users assigned to that profile.

Using data network to backup from mobile devices

It is recommended that backups from mobile devices happen over wifi. However, you may configure inSync to backup data from mobile devices over data networks when wifi is not available. 

Note: The mobile service provider may charge the user for the data transferred during backup over their network.

To allow the use of data networks

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage > Profiles.
  2. Click the profile you want to modify.
  3. Click the Mobile Access & Backup tab.
  4. Under Mobile Backup, click Edit. The Edit Profile window appears.
  5. Select Enable mobile backup and select Mandatory from the adjacent list. Additional fields appear.
  6. Select Use data network if wifi isn't available.
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  7. Click Save.

Allowing users to choose the use of data network for backup from mobile devicesEdit section

There are two ways in which you can allow users to choose the use of data network for backup from mobile devices:

  • Make backup from mobile devices optional. The users can decide if they want to back up from their mobile device and if they want to use a data network for the backups when WiFi is not available.
  • Make backup from mobile device mandatory and allow users to modify the resource settings. The users can decide if they want to use a data network for the backups when WiFi is not available.

To make backup from mobile device mandatory and allow users to choose the use of data network for backup

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage > Profiles.
  2. Click the profile you want to modify.
  3. Click the Mobile Access & Backup tab.
  4. Under Mobile Backup, click Edit. The Edit Profile window appears.
  5. Select Enable mobile backup and select Mandatory from the adjacent list. Additional fields appear.
  6. Select Allow users to modify content, schedule & resource settings.
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  7. Click Save.
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