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Configuring resources consumed during backup

This topic explains how to modify network bandwidth used during backup, define CPU priority, and modify resource setting.

Configuring resources for backup from computers

Limiting the network bandwidth used during backup

Note: This feature is controlled only through profiles. Any change made to an existing profile is applicable for all users assigned to that profile.

About network bandwidth consumption

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.

Procedure

To limit the network bandwidth utilzed 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

Note: This feature is controlled only through profiles. Any change made to an existing profile is applicable for all users assigned to that profile.

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

Note: This feature is controlled only through profiles. Any change made to an existing profile is applicable for all users assigned to that profile.

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. 
  5. Select Allow users to modify resource settings.
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  6. Click Save.

Permitting the use of data networks for backup from mobile devices

Note: This feature is controlled through profiles. Any change made to an existing profile is applicable for all users assigned to that profile.

It is recommended that backups from mobile devices happen over wifi. However, you may configure inSync to backup data 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 that you want to modify.
  3. Click the Mobile Policies tab.
  4. Under Mobile Backup Schedule and Resources, click Edit. The edit window appears.
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  5. Select Use data network if wifi isn't available
  6. Click Save.

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