[CentOS] rsync via crontab spawns over 20 processes

Fri Jan 21 19:46:04 UTC 2011
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

On 1/21/2011 2:30 PM, aurfalien at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been running rsync via cron for a while now and all is well.
> However on one particular new 5.5 box, whenever its runs via crontab,  
> the machine ends up with over 20 rsync processes and a load of ~14 and  
> eventually the machine dies.
> But when running manually, I see it spawn 3 processes with a load of  
> 1.5.
> My rsync command is simply;
> rsync --delete -avvH --progress source target
> Any thoughts?

How long does the rsync take to complete when you run it manually?

How often does cron run the command?