Bandwidth limit copy

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Dan Page, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Dan Page

    Dan Page Guest

    Every day I need to transfer files totalling about 4Gb from my windows 2000
    server to a client computer for backup purposes, this obviously slows the
    network considerably. As I have all day to transfer the files is there any
    way I can copy with reduced bandwidth. i.e. copy at maximum 500kbps

    Thanks in advance,

    Dan Page, Mar 23, 2005
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  2. In order to achieve that you will have to implement some kind of QoS
    (Quality of Service). There are also third-party applications which do a
    bandwidth throttling, but I've never used one, so I cannot recommend.
    Arek Iskra [MVP], Mar 23, 2005
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  3. Using a Switch instead of a hub will help greatly. You also want both
    machines plugged into the same switch. The switch will create a "virtual
    circuit" between the two hosts and nothing else sees the traffic.

    Access to the two involved machines by other machine will still be
    effected, way around that. There is no good "throttling" solution for a
    case like this that I am aware of.

    The best solution may be to change the entire way that you do whatever it is
    that you are doing in the first place. But there is no way to say because I
    don't know what it is that you are doing this for.
    Phillip Windell, Mar 23, 2005
  4. Dan Page

    Matt Gibson Guest

    Try Total Copy

    Allows you to limit the bandwidth that a copy takes up.

    Wonderful little program.

    Matt Gibson - GSEC
    Matt Gibson, Mar 24, 2005
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