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When I'm transferring big files between two servers with ncftpget I'm experiencing very high load on the receiving server. What can cause this?

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Lack of RAM can cause this when sending/receiving files. Do a wget on a large file and monitor the ram to see if its the same. – Simon Hayter Apr 23 '13 at 11:09
    
How is it best to monitor the RAM? simple 'top'? check if using kswapd? – Noam Apr 23 '13 at 12:23
    
top, htop any of all them really. – Simon Hayter Apr 23 '13 at 16:45

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