Rsync Bandwidth Throttling
As part of our DR process we rsync a directory to a mirror server at our DR Site. The problem I am running into is it uses every bit of bandwidth it can grab, then I get users complaining about how the server is running slow. I tried using the --bwlimit switch but it doesn't seem to do anything.
We have a 10 meg connection to our DR Site. The command is listed below:
rsync --bwlimit=5000 -r -v -a -e ssh --delete <original> <destination>
We are running RHEL 5.
So am I doing something wrong here? I've tried different amounts behind the --bwlimit to see what i will do but it never makes a difference. It may or may not matter, but our main connection is a combination of 3 bonded gigabit adaptors.
Any help is greatly appreciated.