Our server CPU load is spiking excessively during nightly backups, going over 8 at times. This has led to Apache and/or MySQL lockups and needing to restart those services. We have a Quad Core, 8GB, 2x1TB server with only about 30 accounts and 50GB of backup files, so I am confused as to why we are having this problem. Anything we can check or do we need to alter our backups? We are running daily backups of all files and services.
CPU Load Spiking During Backups