Adjusting the speed of a backup

Depending on the speed of your computer, how much RAM you have installed, and the number of programs you are running during a backup, your computer could become sluggish.

You can manually adjust the effect of a backup on the performance of your computer to match your needs at the moment. This feature is useful if you are working on your computer and don’t want the backup process to slow you down.

To adjust the speed of a backup

  1. While a backup is running, on the View menu, click Progress and Performance.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If you want to increase the speed of your computer by reducing the speed of the backup, drag the slider toward Slow.

    • If you want the backup to complete as quickly as possible and you are not doing extensive work on your computer, drag the slider toward Fast.

  3. When you are finished, click Hide to dismiss the Progress and Performance dialog box.

Adjusting the speed of a backup