Similar to computer
performance adjustments, you can also limit the impact of a backup
on network performance.
Network performance is
affected by many variables. Consider the following issues before
you use this feature:
Network cards: Is your network wired or wireless?
What are the speeds of your network cards?
Network backbone: What is the size of your network
pipeline? Does it support 10 MB transfer rates, or 1 GB transfer
Network server: How robust is your server hardware?
How fast is its processor? How much RAM does it have? Is it fast or
Backing up: How many computers are scheduled to back
up at the same time?
Network traffic: Are backups scheduled to run when
network traffic is heavy or light?
Consider using this feature
only when you know what your network can handle. If you schedule
your backups at staggered intervals and when network traffic is
low, you may not need to use this feature. Avoid backing up
multiple computers at the same time and to the same network
Gather the required
information about your network's performance and then schedule
backups accordingly. Then, if necessary, enable this feature and
set the Maximum network throughput to a setting that matches the
To enable network throttling
In Norton Ghost, on the
menu bar, click Tasks >
Select Enable network throttling.
In the Maximum network
throttling field, enter the maximum amount (in KB) of network
throughput that Norton Ghost can send per second.