rsync as a deliberately slow copy?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at
Wed Sep 29 02:21:17 MDT 2010

 On 09/27/2010 06:52 PM, Albert Lunde wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to deliberately copy a large directory tree
> of files somewhat slowly, rather than as fast as the hardware
> will allow. 
Just do it to localhost - that way it's still a network connection, and
you can use "--bwlimit". Also, you could try "nice" to lower the
priority rsync runs at


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