Network: FAQ

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What MTU will give the best backup performance?

9000 bytes, which is the maximum size of an Ethernet "jumbo frame".

How do I know whether my network supports the MTU I want to use?

From the client computer, ping the MediaAgent host using ping -f -l <test_MTU> <host name or IP>. If the command's response does not indicate that the packet became fragmented, your network supports at least that <test_MTU>.