rsync being remotely nice?

Dan Pritts danno at
Tue Nov 16 03:26:05 GMT 2004

On Sat, Nov 13, 2004 at 10:13:31AM -0800, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2004 at 01:08:46PM +0100, Lapo Luchini wrote:
> > My idea would be to use "nice rsync" instead of "rsync" remotely, to
> > backup servers that are under heavy load...
> I tried using --rsync-path='nice rsync' and it worked fine for me.

Of course, the real problem with your db server's load might be 
disk I/O - in which case nicing rsync won't help at all.  

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