Adjusting the effect of a backup on computer performance

Article:HOWTO21429  |  Created: 2009-01-29  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21429
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Adjusting the effect of a backup on computer performance

If you are working on your computer when a backup is running—especially one that is creating an independent recovery point—your computer might slow down. This is because Backup Exec System Recovery is using your computer's hard disk and memory resources to perform the backup.

However, you can actually change the speed of the backup as a way of minimizing the impact of Backup Exec System Recovery on your computer while you work.

To adjust the effect of a backup on computer performance

  1. In Backup Exec System Recovery, on the menu bar, click Tasks > Options.

  2. Click Performance.

  3. If you want to improve your computer's speed performance, move the slider bar closer to Slow.

  4. If you want the backup to complete more quickly, move the slider bar closer to Fast.

  5. Click OK.

Note:
During a backup or recovery, you'll have the option of overriding this default setting to fit your needs at that moment.


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