Are G Suite accounts backed up one by one or in parallel?


Parallel backup

CubeBackup backs up user accounts in parallel. That is, CubeBackup will backup multiple accounts simultaneously. The number of parallel accounts is decided automatically by CubeBackup depending on the number of cores in your CPU, the available network bandwidth, and the type of backup storage.

  • In most cases, the number of parallel accounts is between 5 and 10.
  • Each account is handled by several threads simultaneously.

Set the number of parallel accounts

In most cases, CubeBackup will choose a reasonable number of parallel accounts for your system, and there should be no reason to adjust it. However, this number can be modified in the configuration file if you wish.

Open the file <Installation directory>/bin/config.toml using a text editor.

Tip: On Windows operating systems, the default installation path of CubeBackup is “C:\Program Files\CubeBackup4\”.
On Linux operating systems, the default installation path of CubeBackup is “/opt/cubebackup/”

In the [Backup] section, add (or modify) the WorkerCount value:

WorkerCount = 10    # Backup 10 accounts simultaneously

Note: The recommended value for WorkerCount is 5 if you are doing an on-premises backup. You can set a higher value if you are backing up G Suite data to Amazon S3, as S3 can accept a greater writing load than local storage.