Backup priority

This option is effective for both Windows and Linux operating systems.

The priority of a process running in a system determines the amount of CPU and system resources allocated to that process. Decreasing the backup priority will free more resources for other applications. Increasing the backup priority might speed up the backup process by requesting the operating system to allocate more resources like the CPU to the backup application. However, the resulting effect will depend on the overall CPU usage and other factors like disk in/out speed or network traffic.

The preset is: Low.

To specify the backup process priority

Select one of the following:

  • Low – to minimize resources taken by the backup process, leaving more resources to other processes running on the machine
  • Normal – to run the backup process with normal speed, allocating resources on a par with other processes
  • High – to maximize the backup process speed by taking resources from other processes.

Backup priority