Title: How to throttle the backup speed to reduce CPU or network utilization?
You can specify the maximum speed (MB/min) at which backups will be written. You can throttle the backup speed to reduce CPU or network utilization. However, by limiting the backup speed, it will have an adverse affect on the backup window. As you lower the maximum backup speed it will increase the amount of time of perform the backup.
Note: By default, the Throttle Backup option is not enabled and backup speed is not being controlled.
Steps to enable Throttle Backup option
- Login to the CA ARCserve D2D console and choose Settings from the Tasks menu as below:
- Under Backup Settings->Protection settings, Check 'Limit backup write speed to _ MB/min' as shown below:
- Specify the MB/min. Click on the 'Save Settings' button at the bottom to save and close the Settings dialog window.