DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7120] Variable bandwidth limit .. bwlimit

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Tue Nov 23 02:54:01 MST 2010

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------- Comment #1 from erik at  2010-11-23 03:54 CST -------
Speaking about variable bandwidth, it would also be sweet if rsync could
somehow be signalled to use a different bwlimit than the one it was started

The use case is: on huge rsync jobs (think multiple weeks) one would like to
throttle the bandwidth rather stringently during daytime (when the internet
connection and/or server performance is needed for work), and speed up the
rsync job during night time.
Currently this would mean killing and restarting rsync every time you'd want to
change the throttle. With a huge job (think at least a couple of hours to
send/receive file lists) this results in a highly inefficient usage of

It would be awesome to be able to signal rsync in some way to use a different
bandwidth throttle without otherwise disturbing the ongoing transfer.

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