Limit Bandwidth Usage
By default, LiveVault uses as much available network bandwidth as it needs to back up or restore your data.
However, LiveVault lets you specify the maximum amount of network bandwidth that it can consume when backing up or restoring data from a specific computer to an appliance, or from a computer to a vault. For example, you can choose to set a limit on backup bandwidth usage if bandwidth availability is limited during certain times. LiveVault throttles its bandwidth usage to stay at or below the limit you specify. You can also specify a bandwidth definition for backups from an appliance to a vault.
This limit applies to all backup policies for the appliance; it cannot be applied to specific backup configurations.
To modify a computer's backup or restore bandwidth availability
- In the Navigation Pane, select the computer for which you want to modify the bandwidth.
- On the Home form, select the Properties tab.
- On the Properties tab, click Edit Properties. The Edit Computer page opens.
- An Off-site Bandwidth and an Appliance Bandwidth section are on the page if the agent backs up to them. This lets you set varying bandwidths for operations between the computer, appliance, and vault.
- To limit Appliance bandwidth for Backup or Restore
- On the To/From Appliance menu, select one of the available bandwidth settings. If you have the proper rights, you can also set a Custom Application Bandwidth.
- Set a Customer Bandwidth:
- Select No Limit to always use the maximum bandwidth possible.
- Select Always Limit To to always limit the bandwidth to the number of Kbps (kilobits per second) that you specify.
- Select Limit Using a Schedule to see a schedule that lets you customize the bandwidth usage. The grid consists of hours of the day (columns) and days of the week (rows). Each horizontal row identifies a day of the week, with Sunday at the top. The first time period (left edge of the grid) is 12 a.m. (midnight). Each square on the grid represents one hour.
- Specify Active (shown in dark blue) and Inactive (shown in light blue) periods on the schedule. Active and inactive periods refer to the times of day when network activity is higher or lower. Generally speaking, an inactive period might be the middle of the night when there is less network traffic. An active period might be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Set the bandwidth for both Active and Inactive periods:
- No Limit: Select to indicate there should be no limit during the Active/Inactive periods.
- Limit To: Select to enter a value of Kbps to limit the bandwidth to during Active/Inactive periods.
6. To limit bandwidth usage for a vault, perform the steps above in the To/From Off-site section.