You can block specific networks from backing up data if the inSync administrator has provided permissions to do so. For example, you can block backups on data card, VPNs, personal mobile hotspots, or Mi-Fi devices when traveling to minimize your personal hotspot or Mi-Fi data usage and costs.
To enable this feature, contact your administrator.
Note: You can block backup only on networks that have 24 bit subnet mask or more.
Before you begin
If the inSync administrator has provided permissions to the profile that you are mapped to, only then you can block or unblock specific networks from backing up data.
To allow or restrict the backup on specific networks
- Start the inSync Client.
- On the navigation pane, click Settings.
- Click the Network tab. The network settings page appears.
- Alternatively, you can click on the following notification that inSync Client displays whenever backup starts on a network with 24 bit subnet mask or more:
Backup started on network - <Network Name>. Click here to disable backup on this network.
Note: This notification will not be displayed if inSync notifications setting is disabled for the profile.
Click the message to disable backup on the network.
The Network tab on the Settings page appears and displays the list of Known Networks.
To unblock a network to back up data, select the applicable network from the list of Known Networks and click Unblock Network.
To block a network from backing up data, select the applicable network from the list of Known Networks and click Block Network.
Note: You can restore data over a blocked network.
When a scheduled backup is initiated on a network that you have blocked for inSync backups, inSync Client displays the following message:
Backups are restricted on <Network Name>. To enable, go to network settings.
When a scheduled backup is initiated on a network that has been restricted by your inSync administrator for inSync backups, inSync Client displays the following message:
Backups are restricted on <Network Name>. To continue backups, connect to a different network or contact your inSync administrator.