backintime to backup my home dir once an hour. The problem is, when the backup process starts the system becomes sluggish. I’ve found that the process is launched from a crontab:
cat /var/spool/cron/$USER #Back In Time system entry, this will be edited by the gui: 0 * * * * /usr/bin/nice -n19 /usr/bin/ionice -c2 -n7 /usr/bin/backintime backup-job >/dev/null
I’m guessing that
ionice is used to give a priority to the process. How can I modify this to reduce cpu/disk usage?