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Increasing Network Agents

The Network Agents establish data pipes to transfer data from the client to the MediaAgent. Therefore, increasing the number of Network Agents will increase the data transfer throughput from the client.

If required, modify the other network parameters of the client, such as network card speed, network switch speed, and so on, to get the optimum data transfer throughput.

Note: All subclients except those using NAS agents support network bandwidth throttling.

To set a limit for network bandwidth and the number of concurrent network agents for a subclient backup operation, perform these steps:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client_name > agent > backup set or instance.

    Note: If limits are set at the instance level and the subclient level, the subclient settings override the instance settings.

  2. Right-click the subclient and click Properties.

    The Subclient Properties dialog box appears.

  3. For file system subclients, update the following:
    1. In the Subclient Properties dialog box, click Advanced.

      The Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box appears.

    2. On the Performance tab, in the Network Agents box, set the maximum number of network agents to run concurrently when performing a subclient backup.
    3. Select the Throttle Network Bandwidth (MB/HR) check box and enter the throughput limit. The Commvault software throttles the transfer on a per-network-agent basis.
    4. Click OK.
  4. For non-file system subclients, on the Storage Device tab, click the Data Transfer Option tab and update the following:
    1. In the Network Agents box, set the maximum number of network agents to run concurrently when performing a subclient backup.
    2. Select the Throttle Network Bandwidth (MB/HR) check box and enter the throughput limit. The Commvault software throttles the transfer on a per-network-agent basis.
  5. Click OK to save your changes.

Last modified: 8/10/2018 3:28:25 PM