We have a remote site used for DR that is backing up large amounts of data across a DS3, sourced from gigabit ports.
The DS3 is getting taxed and some applications are lossing connectivity to the remote end as a result of the congestion.
Would rate limiting be a good choice for traffic management in this situation, or should the traffic be managed on the source?
I am concerned about limiting traffic on the router that is originating from a backup source.
Could there be a potential for dropped packets corrupting databases getting copied, or would it all get retransmitted?