Bandwidth Throttle Per Plan Explained


Bandwidth is the maximum rate of data transfer within a given connection. In Backup for Windows, the bandwidth is used as follows: once a backup plan is running and backup service is accessed, the bandwidth is divided equally between all running plans. The sharing approach takes into account the location of plan execution: in local storage or cloud. Once recalculation is done, a bandwidth value is returned to a running plan, and all other plans receive a new bandwidth value. Once a plan terminates or failed, information is sent to a backup service, so new bandwidth sharing values will be recalculated and will be sent to all currently running plans.

Thus, if the bandwidth is, for example, 500 kB/s and 5 backup plans are running, the bandwidth is divided as follows: 100 kB/s for each plan. Once one backup plan terminates, the bandwidth will be divided between 4 plans and the bandwidth per plan will be 125 kB/s

It is not recommended to limit bandwidth lower than 250 kB/s since connection issues are likely to occur

Configure Bandwidth Settings

  1. In the Tools menu, select Options.
  2. In the Options window, switch to the Bandwidth tab.

  1. Specify bandwidth settings.

You are enabled to select whether Backup for Windows will use as much bandwidth as required or specify bandwidth limit. You can specify different bandwidth settings for local and cloud storages

Custom Schedule for Using Bandwidth Settings

You can set up a schedule for using bandwidth limitations for any purposes. For example, you can specify the schedule to avoid high connection load during working hours.

To do this, proceed as follows:

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. In the Bandwidth tab, select Enable specific schedule check box.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Specify schedule settings in the Schedule Options window.

  1. Once you are finished with schedule settings, click OK.