What is Bandwidth Throttling?


Users can throttle the bandwidth that will be used for online backups. To understand how bandwidth throttling works, imagine a set of two power lines running to and from your company, but instead of power, information such as files or images, is flowing through the lines. One line is only for uploading to the Internet (backups, e-mail, etc.), while the other is only for downloading from the Internet (incoming e-mail, programs, etc.). During some parts of the day, you might need Online Backup to use less of your upload bandwidth so other higher priority services such as e-mail can use it. This is called "throttling." You can customize the backup throttle so that you don't tie up your information lines when you need them the most. While throttling determines the amount of bandwidth you want to dedicate to Online Backup, Backup Speed determines how much of your computer's CPU is dedicated to the encryption and backup of your files.

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