It’s a powerful tool to help manage the bandwidth especially if you have many synchronization scheduled around the same time. I use it quite often if I’m initializing snapmirror transfer during business hours:
filer1> snapmirror initialize -k 10000 -S source_filer:source_vol destination_filer:destination_vol
Please note that the unit is in Kbytes/second, minimum is 4Kbytes/sec You will also want to add the same parameter in the snapmirror.conf file too:
source_filer:source_vol destination_filer:destination_vol kbs=10000 0 23 * *
I’ll talk about the c-mode commands in a later post. It’s just as easy!