how to reduce rsync system usage

dtra dtra at
Fri May 27 05:27:24 GMT 2005

Wayne Davison wrote:

>On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 06:16:03PM +1000, dtra wrote:
>>yes, i'm using a the daemon on the host
>>the rsync call is
>>nice -n 19 rsync -a remoteuser at 
>That call does not make use of a daemon -- that would require :: instead
>of : (and an appropriate module source name).  That command pulls files
>using a remote shell (you'll need to check your config to know which one
>is the default or configured via RSYNC_SSH), so you'll need to either
>add your own single-use locking in the pull script, or you'll need to
>switch over to using the daemon syntax for the source.  That command
>changes the receiving processes to run at nice 19 -- see my previous
>message for a way to make the sending process also get nice-ed (if
sorry, you're prolly tired of me by now
when i try this, it says unable to find rsyncd.conf
nice -n 19 rsync -a --rsh="ssh -l remoteuser -c blowfish" 
rsyncuser at /path/to/bak/

my rsyncd.conf file on the remote host looks like this
motd file = /etc/rsyncd.motd
log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
pid file = /var/run/
lock file = /var/run/rsync.lock

   path = /path/to/web/server
   comment = My Very Own Rsync Server
   uid = nobody
   gid = nobody
   read only = no
   list = yes
   auth users = rsyncuser
   secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.scrt
   hosts allow =
   max connections = 1


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