rsync & server load
I'm using rsync to sync images from an internal system to an external webserver. The directory contains about 5000 images whaich don't change very oftern
On the target webserver, whenever rsync is in progress the server load goes up from it's normal 0.1 to somewhere between 1.5 and 2. I know this is not particulaly high, but it is affecting my database performance.
Why does rsycnc use so much of the load, and is there anything I can do to cut it down?
I'm running fefora core 3 on a duel xeon machine with 4gb of ram.