Backup agent for Microsoft Windows servers and workstations (formerly Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE)
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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Post by Homes32 » Dec 06, 2018 11:29 pm

I have issues as well. A 1GB connection is saturated to 100% during a veeam agent backup with throttling enabled, making any network/internet activity impossible. Is there any workaround for this yet?

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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Post by Dima P. » Dec 07, 2018 11:57 am

Hello Jonathan,

Backup throttling affects only CPU/RAM consumption (but since processing goes slower when it's enabled you should see less network consumption as well). What backup target are you using? Thanks!

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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Post by Homes32 » Dec 07, 2018 10:19 pm

I'm targeting a veeam repository backed by a local QNAP NAS. I didn't realize that the throttling didn't affect network bandwidth, so perhaps a repository throttling setting got adjusted/removed. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Post by Dima P. » Dec 10, 2018 5:43 pm

Jonathan,

In case of Veeam B&R repository you can, indeed, use the global network throttling rule and it should affect the backup agent. Cheers!

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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Post by sg_sc » Dec 10, 2018 7:58 pm

In the upcoming v3 agent, it would be nice if you could set the throttling to a percentage based on the actual connection speed of the network adapter used.
So if you set 50% it would use max 500Mbps of a 1Gbps network card or 27Mbps of a 54Mbps wireless connection.

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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Post by Dima P. » Dec 11, 2018 10:00 am

Hi sg_sc,

Thanks for the heads up! I like this idea a lot, the problem is - throughput of you channel may vary, so the exact value should be dynamically adjusted during during the backup. In v3 we will have an option to limit the bandwidth consumption to a desired value, but I've added you vote to the dynamic throttling adjustment based on the percentage value. Thanks!

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