When using rsync+ssh to access a remote machine, is there a way to "nice" the rsync process on the remote machine (to lower its priority)?
Editing the question to clarify:
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND backups 16651 86.2 0.1 3576 1636 ? Rs 11:06 0:06 rsync --ser...
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This is a backup cron job that normally runs at 4am, but when I happen to be awake (and committing, or using Bugzilla hosted on that same machine), it kills server performance, so I wanted a quick "hack" to try and fix it a bit.