I have 3 windows clients and the omv/urbackup server running image backups (every 30 days or so staggered amongst the clients) and file backups (every 7 days or so staggered amongst the client).
But whenever one of the clients is doing its backup, I start having other devices on the network like ipad, pi/amp device or phone just disconnecting from the internet (i.e. its connected to the network but internet does not work for these devices). Then when the backup has finished it seems to come back eventually.
I have ethernet cabled everywhere in the house, so 70-80% of the traffic is going via ethernet. I imagine urbackup is using bandwith but I am surprised that it would start killing of my internet. Has anyone else had these issues?
See, the Administration Manual for details on valid entries, but I use “80%”. I would also recommend setting “Max backup speed for local network” under the client tab. This covers scenarios where the client’s link speed is lower than the servers (like wifi).
The recommended speed depends on the speed of ethernet in your house. I would do the following: Look at how fast the traffic normally goes during backup (ideally use something like iftop on the server, but you can see the speed of each individual Windows client in their task manager). Then set the speed at something really low, like 10 % of the original speed. Confirm that the problem goes away and if it does, you can try speeding things up until you find the threshold where it starts causing problems again.