On purpose slow copy support?

Steve Wray stevew at catalyst.net.nz
Fri Sep 26 14:17:46 EST 2003

Assuming that you arn't talking about a local copy,
but using rsync over a network, would it be silly to
suggest using --bwlimit?

On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 09:01, jb at dslreports.com wrote:
> I'd like to use rsync on a production box that has a great deal of
> memory-cached filesystem in use at all times. Is there any way, or any
> other tool, that will do a "slow" copy? purposefully not busting the
> cache by copying things as fast as possible?
> "nice" does not work, of course, as that is a cpu scheduling control.
> What I want is basically lowest-priority or "background" I/O.
> thanks

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