How can I limit the processor usage limit for the copying process when it is running? My friend and I are planning to get a PC to host servers and we need to know how to limit this usage to the copying process because last time we did a host machine, every time we were copying new files the servers were starting to lag.
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Copying has very little CPU impact, the resource it uses is IO bandwidth.
You should prefix io-intensive commands with