In the CDP-F software advanced tab, there is a setting called Maximum Remote Transfer Rate. It says in the help file that if you need to ease the burden on your network you can adjust this field.
Can someone explain what this field is actually adjusting?
If the NSS3000 can link to a 1GB speed network, and if my switch is a 10/100(Mbps) switch and my workstation network card is a 1Gps newtork card than it stands to reason that my fastest rate will be that of the slowest part, that is 100Mbps when switched.
So what does this field actually control?
What kind of error messages will I see if this field is not set properly?
Does this setting affect the through put of the host workstation connecting to the NAS over the network?
In the CDP help, I find this:
Thanks for being upfront with me. I will call SBSC.
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The CDP-F Maximum remote transfer rate sets a software limit to the transfers that need to take place. This doesn't not take into consideration the HW transfer capability. If a user has 1GB of available transfer bandwidth, but only wants to limit CDP-F traffic to 100MB so that the entire bandwidth is not consumed by one computer making back-ups.
Since backups to the remote server (such as NSS3000) are happening in real time, bandwidth capacity may be an issue depending on the type of traffic on the network. This option in the CDP-F SW just gives admins, one additional place to manage bandwidth.
Hope that helps
It seems to me that the nic card will transfer data at the highest rate negotiated with the switch port. I don't know how cdp software can modulate that speed.