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I have a node.js application server. It serves my api and dynamic web pages. The database is not on the server.

I want to continuously scp files into the server. Would that cause slow downs or block web requests or would it only have a minor impact?

Thanks.

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It depends on the amount of data being transferred, the available bandwidth to the server and the speed of the transfer, it is all relative.

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Indeed; even if it doesn't block the Node.js event loop, if you saturate the network it can degrade the performance of your application/server. – Michelle Tilley Jul 15 '12 at 5:56
    
The amount of data being transferred is small. I'm using an amazon ec2 'small' instance and is transferring 20kb files every second. It sounds like it should be fine right? – Harry Jul 15 '12 at 15:16

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