how do I reduce the priority of backup processing?

spaceman

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Daily standard cPanel backups kick off at 1am local time and continue until about 4am, with the load average around 3 for the duration for the backup processing.

If I wanted to reduce the priority of the backup processing by stringing it out over a longer time, e.g. about 5 hours instead of 3 hours, and thereby getting the load average down, could I, and if so, how?

Thx.