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Changing the CPU priority for the backup process

Overview

This topic explains how to change the CPU priority for the backup process.

Note: You can modify the CPU priority for the backup process only if the inSync administrator has assigned you the right to do so.

Modifying the CPU priority for the backup process

You can modify the CPU priority assigned to the backup process by the inSync administrator. If the backup process has lower CPU priority compared to most of the other processes running on your computer, backups will be very slow. If the backup process has very high CPU priority, the performance of other active applications on your computer might suffer.

To modify CPU priority

  1. On the left navigation panel, click Preferences.
  2. Click the Backup Preferences tab. 
  3. From the CPU priority list, select the priority that you want to assign to the backup process.
Note: The first backup taken from your device after installing inSync is a full backup and requires the most processing power. All subsequent backups are sequential in nature and require low processing power. It is recommended that for a full backup you assign a CPU priority of 8. After the full backup is over, change the CPU priority to 5.