I regularly have big transfers of files running between two local hard drives, and at the same time some network transfers through my Internet browser. The problem is that the local transfer seems to take the priority:
- if I let both of them run, the Internet transfer hardly goes higher than 100-200kBps, often being close to 1-5kBps.
- if I pause the local transfer, the Internet transfer jump immediately to 500-600kBps, which is my usual bandwidth.
I have tried to decrease the priority of the local process and increase the priority of the browser (process priority as well as I/O priority), but nothing changes.
I have seen this topic on
pv, but it is about a command line transfer where
pv is used to launch the transfer, so not something I can use on an existing transfer process/window:
I would like to know if there is some ways to limit the local transfers launched graphically, like through dolphin or nautilus. Exactly (limit transfer speed) or approximatively (limit priority-like stuff and let the system manage the details).