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I want to backup a remote webserver live using mondoarchive, but it takes too much cpu and bandwidth which results in web requests timeout.

Can I have it slow down write speed and make it take less cpu, regardless if its slower to backup?

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You could try with nice and ionice which allow you to set a lower process priority (for cpu and disk scheduling, respectively).

Example usage:

ionice -c 3 nice mondoarchive -optionA -optionB

If necessary, you can also change the priority of an already running backup using ionice (for disk priority) and renice (for cpu priority).

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Awesome, thanks! – bksunday Aug 28 '12 at 19:06

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