[CentOS] rsync via crontab spawns over 20 processes

Fri Jan 21 19:54:36 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 1/21/2011 1:30 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?

It sounds like it is not completing one run before the next one starts. 
  If you have a lot of hardlinks, the -H option can make things slower 
than you would expect.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com