Looking to increase the switching capabilities within my setup to support the Gigabit needs of my ever growing environment, I ran across a spare 4507E chassis and some line cards. With the new platform came the opportunity to research and apply the latest QoS configurations available.
CrashPlan’s backup solution is comparable to many others out there. They have an application that runs on your PC that backs up the data to a web based server. The client application encrypts the data and attempts to compress it. At $4 per month for unlimited backup space, CrashPlan however is one of the cheaper solutions available at the time of this posting. With the backup service selected, I wanted to set the prioritization of the traffic to avoid issues with other web based applications.