Set lower critical load threshold for CpuWatch

natalie123123

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In reference to https://support.cpanel.net/hc/en-us/articles/360049877314-Prevent-slow-backups-due-to-high-load, I'd like to specify a lower value for '
$NUMBER_OF_CPU_CORES * 0.875'.

I have an 8 core / 16 thread CPU and the load value being calculated by CpuWatch as the critical threshold for pausing backups is 14 (as it's counting the threads). However, I do not have 16 physical cores so this is causing performence issues. I'd like to set the following:

$NUMBER_OF_CPU_CORES * 0.5

Please can you tell me whether this is possible?
 

cPanelWilliam

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Hi!

I don't believe there would be a way to lower the CpuWatch threshold in this case since the following formula is used:

Code:
(extracpus + Physical Cores) * 0.875 = $threshold
As such, you would need to set a negative value for ExtraCPUs to lower the threshold, which is not possible in WHM. With that said, to reduce the number of resources your backup is consuming you could adjust the following tweak setting in WHM: I/O priority level at which nightly backups are run