how to reduce rsync system usage
dtra at faceyoursfears.com
Thu May 26 02:31:33 GMT 2005
Andrew Gideon wrote:
>>but rsync still takes up more resources than we want it to
>>it takes up to 95% (fluctuating) cpu load and a fair bit of memory too
>>the cron job uses nice -19 rsync
>>but that doesn't seem to do anything, is there anyway to make it use
>>like 5% cpu or something?
>If the other uses of your machine consume 5% of the CPU, then rsync will be
>free to use 95% of the CPU regardless of priority. And that's a Good
>Thing: you're getting your money's worth for the machine.
>However, you may wish to check the man page for "nice". If you really did
>what you wrote you did, you didn't do what you think you did <grin>.
> - Andrew
Well i tried nice -n 19 rsync -a arguments
which i guess ran as you suggest it would
are there any commands that can limit the amount of system resources to use?
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