Does scp impede server prformance?
Posted on 2011-09-23
I am using scp on 'Server A'(UNIX) to copy a set of files to 'Server B'(LINUX).
This procedure takes about 5 hours (very large files), and I need to do it daily.
'Server B' (the receiving server) is hosting an important web application, and I want to know:
Does an extensive 'scp' operation such as this impede the performance of the receiving server? (NOTE: The scp operation is scheduled on 'Server A')
Basically, I do not want my web application to noticeably slow down during this procedure.
Any advice would be appreciated.