[kwlug-disc] rsync causing processor spike

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Fri Dec 6 15:47:38 EST 2013

Can you run vmstat or top while this is happening, and post the output
here? Maybe it is wait for I/O and not really user or system CPU time?

On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM, 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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