Idle option in rsync

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sat Dec 13 05:58:16 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 14:00 +0300, Alexey Vlasov wrote:
> Is there an option in rsync that would lower loading of the disk, 
> namely loading on a file write/delete?
> For example, in my case it would be great if after a file writing rsync
> would sleep for N seconds.
> My options:
> rsync -v -a -u -S --delete-during --ignore-errors -b --backup-dir=path
> --log-file=path --bwlimit=1000 --max-size=size rsync://SRC DST/

Rsync has no such option; you could hack one in yourself if you wanted.
You might see if your OS's "nice" or "ionice" setting helps.


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