Set System Load Value for Backups

osirion

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Hi Guys,
So when I get a report from my daily backups, I often see:
"System load is currently 3.76; waiting for it to go down to 3.50 to continue …
cpuwatch: System load is currently 3.26, which is below the threshold of 3.50. Continuing …"

So, how do I change the 3.5 value down to something lower so it only runs when the server isnt busy at all (eg, 2.0)?

This is a Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1220L v2 (2 cores, 4 threads) with 4GB of RAM.
 

syslint

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Hi Guys,
So, how do I change the 3.5 value down to something lower so it only runs when the server isnt busy at all (eg, 2.0)?
This is a Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1220L v2 (2 cores, 4 threads) with 4GB of RAM.
Do you know exactly when the serve is not busy ? ,if so change the backup cron time. You whm already have the load settings threshold as showing it above.
 
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osirion

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I've got Munin running, so will better optimise the start time there Syslint - thanks :)
Thanks 24x7Server - will go change it now!
 

osirion

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Hello :),

You can change your Critical load threshold in your tweak setting.

Tweak Settings - Status - 11.44 Documentation - cPanel Documentation
I had a look at this 24x7 and it doesnt appear to be what I am looking for. This setting merely change what is considered 'high system load' (mine is currently on a value of 4).
Select the minimum load average for overall system load display purposes that will cause the server status to appear red. You may enter decimals in this field.
What I am looking for is specifically what the backup system is configured to regard as a high load (currently 3.5 according to the log report I get).
 

osirion

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I did manage to find something else in Tweak Settings which will help with the end goal though! For those looking for a similar solution, check out the options:
I/O priority level at which nightly backups are run
I/O priority level at which cPanel-generated backups are run
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

You can also change the "Extra CPUs for server load" value under the "Stats and Logs" tab in "WHM >> Tweak Settings". Per it's description:

This setting allows you to specify a value to add to the number of physical CPUs in your server. The sum of these two numbers becomes the value at which the cpuwatch, cpanellogd, backups, and CPU statistics daemons consider the system to be in a critical load state.

This setting defaults to 0.
Thank you.