Hi, I'm trying to mirror a directory of images from an internal machine to an external webserver. There are about 2000 images that don't really change very often.
here's the command i run
rsync -rv /home/website/latest/public/images/product user@server:/home/website/latest/public/images/
the directories are mirrored correctly, however the load on the destination server goes up from it's usual 0.1 to around 3 while the script is running. This is causing problems with my database, so i tried putting 'nice 19' on the end of the command. This did the trick on the destination machine, the load stayed low, however it shot up to 8 on the source machine which pretty much locked it up.
as most of the time there are no changes in the image directory I can't understand why this is thaking so much out of my servers. Is rsync just a resource hog or am I doing something wrong?
Thanks in advance for any help