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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Throttling

From: Dave Steinberg
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Throttling
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 21:24:28 -0400
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> On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Dave Steinberg wrote:
>> 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
> you should probably use traffic shaping through a router somewhere.  the
> methods are much more accurate.  if you're using linux try
> <http://lartc.org/>.

Ya, that part I know, for me ALTQ on OpenBSD is an option.  As I'm trying to
keep my costs down, that would require an additional machine in the data
center.  :/

Definitely working on the el-cheapo solution here.

Thanks for the suggestion though!

Dave Steinberg

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