I found a problem on an Ubuntu-server (ext3) when deleting huge backup-files (50GB).
While deleting with "rm -r" I the webserver apache will freeze for 1 minute.
I think it is because if the I/O load.
On a forum I found that using "ionice" would help.
So I could try using following:
ionice -c2 -n7 rm -r /path/to/the/backup_file
Do you think it is fine to use this?
Do you have an idea how long the deletion process would take? Without ionice it takes abot 4 minutes to delete a file with 50GB.
The goal is deleting the huge file while the server is running and the website should not be influenced.