Managing background tasks

Content Software for File CLI Reference

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The management of background tasks running on Content Software for File clusters is described.

The Content Software for File system has some internal/external asynchronous operations and maintenance tasks, such as migrating an object store and downloading/uploading snapshots. These tasks are performed in the background and should not interfere nor starve the Content Software for File system from serving IOs with high performance.‌

The Content Software for File system limits the CPU resources these tasks consume to 5% per host CPU.

Note: When the CPU is idle, background tasks can use more than the configured resources, but they are immediately freed if needed for serving IOs.
Note: The configured limit affects both external tasks (that are visible using the GUI/CLI) and internal low-priority asynchronous operations.‌