Bandwidth Throttling

With bandwidth throttling settings, you can configure how LAN/WAN bandwidth is consumed by NAKIVO Backup & Replication jobs. Bandwidth consumption is managed with bandwidth rules. When a bandwidth rule is applied to your job, the speed of data transfer from source to target will not exceed the specified limit. Refer to Advanced Bandwidth Throttling for a description of bandwidth rules.

This topic contains the following instructions:

Accessing Bandwidth Throttling Settings

To access bandwidth throttling settings, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Settings in the left pane of the application to open the Settings dashboard.

  2. In the General tab of the Settings dashboard, click Bandwidth throttling.

The Bandwidth throttling section opens.

Creating Bandwidth Rules

Please follow the steps below to create a bandwidth rule:

  1. In the Bandwidth throttling section of the General tab of Settings, click Create New Rule.

  2. The New Bandwidth Rule dialog opens. Proceed as follows:

    1. Choose a type for your bandwidth rule:

      • Global: The rule will be applied to the whole application.

      • Per job: The rule will be applied to the selected jobs.
        When applied to specific jobs, Per job bandwidth rules have higher priority over Global bandwidth rules.

    2. Name: Enter a name for your bandwidth rule.

    3. Throttle bandwidth to: Enter the value of the bandwidth limit; and choose the measurement unit: kbit/s, Mbit/s, or Gbit/s.


      • For your convenience, a description is available below the value you've entered, explaining what the value means.
      • In some cases, the actual data transfer speed may exceed the limit you set by up to 0.3 MByte/s or 2.4 Mbit/s.
    4. Rule schedule: Choose either of the following:

      • Always active: The rule will always be active.

      • Active on schedule: The rule will be active on schedule. When chosen, the following options are available:

        1. Starting at and ending at: Enter the time, in hours and minutes, when the rule will be active.

        2. Days: Select weekdays for which the rule will be active.

        3. Time zone: Choose a time zone of your rule.

      • Disabled: The rule will be disabled.

    5. Show/Hide jobs: This option is available for the Per job rule type only. Select jobs for which the rule will be active.

  3. Click Save.

Managing Bandwidth Rules

You can manage bandwidth rules with the following commands:

  • Edit: The Edit Bandwidth Rule dialog opens where you can modify your rule.

  • Disable/Enable: When applied, the command will disable/enable the rule.

  • Remove: When applied, a dialog will open asking you to confirm the operation. Click Delete to confirm that you wish to delete your rule.



Per job bandwidth rules can also be created/managed on the Options page of the wizard during creating/editing the corresponding jobs. Please refer to the topics: