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Sat, 21 Jun 2003 14:11:42 -0400
Hello Ben and list,
In an effort to keep my bandwidth costs down, I've been investigating using
'throttle', a bandwidth limiting pipe, to slow down rdiff-backup. It copies
stdin to stdout and at most as fast as the specified rate. Some odd notes:
(1) I know about --sleep-ratio, but it doesn't actually help me due to the
way I am billed. I am billed on 95% peak usage, ergo, if rdiff-backup uses
1600kbps every 30 seconds, that doesn't help me as much as if it used 100
kbps 100% of the time. The former would cause my bills to go up, the latter
would not. If I was billed on average usage, then --sleep-ration would
(2) I've tried playing with --remote-schema as such:
--remote-schema 'ssh %s "throttle -k 100 | rdiff-backup --server"'
--remote-schema 'ssh %s "rdiff-backup --server | throttle -k 100"'
But neither work. Using --verbosity 9, I see that it establishes the
connection and then just hangs; presumably throttle is waiting for input on
Could anyone comment whether this behavior is impossible or if I've just
mucked up the details somewhere?
Thanks for your time!
- [rdiff-backup-users] Throttling,
Dave Steinberg <=