[kwlug-disc] rsync causing processor spike

Chris Craig kwlug.org at ciotog.net
Fri Dec 6 13:30:57 EST 2013


That command doesn't make sense as written, the -n option only applies
to class 1 or 2, and only accepts 0-7. I think you meant "nice -n19
ionice -c3 rsync -vhr /dir/* /external/backup/"

On 6 December 2013 11:43, Joe Wennechuk <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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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