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What is this command doing for such a long period?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pingo, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. pingo

    pingo Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody here know why command tar, according to top, is running continually for longer periods using 95%+ of CPU resources? (command: tarpczfgbilder.tar.gzgbilder according to 'Show Current CPU Usage' in WHM)

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    tar is part of the backup, but is gilder one of your users? presumably a large one?

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  3. pingo

    pingo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but crontab has had

    0 3 * * * /scripts/upcp

    for 4 months so why would it suddenly start taking backups at this time and not at 3 o'clock in the middle of the night as usually? - Also, I'm not sure what you mean with user gilder - what part of it do you think is a user?

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    perlchild Well-Known Member

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    Your command, with spaces
    tar pczf gbilder.tar.gz gbilder
    by default, cpanel uses the username for the directory (under /home) and for the tar archive it creates using pkgacct

    I strongly suspect a user backing up his site through cpanel(the user control panel)
    if it's a large site, during peak times, it can literally take hours, as it's terribly inefficient(I did notice cpanel tells you I'll send email when I'm done) so it might operate under lower priority, and so will take a long time...

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    pingo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks perlchild. There is a user gbilder at the server and he uses about 1.3GB of disk space so he is probably taking a backup - thanks for clarifying all of you :)

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