Network volumes can be included in the Backup Selection in the ESE Backup Client. (refer to "Adding network volumes" in the Product Help). To optimise backup processing, these folders can be backed up in parallel or serially by changing the
Warning: Depending on disk latency, the number of network cards, the number of share being backed up, and the network bandwidth available, adjusting these settings can cause performance degradation.
Network share handling
To do this, add the relevant line to the a5backup.properties file:
Increasing parallel processing
To change the number of "devices" being processed in parallel, add the following line to the a5backup.properties file and change the value of the setting:
(any number can be used, 4 being the default)
Note: As mentioned in article 277, "Understanding storage device access limitations during ESE backups", some volumes could span multiple disks. This means only volumes that don't share the same physical disks can be backed up in parallel.