[kwlug-disc] rsync causing processor spike

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 6 11:43:47 EST 2013

I am trying to rsync to an external drive on a running system; however, it is causing the processor to spike and bring down the webserver.
I tried#> ionice -c3 -n19 rsync -vhr /dir/* /external/backup/ 
but it still spikes the processor? 		 	   		  
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