I'm using Backuppc for quite a while but there's one issue I was never been able to solve. A very high load average. top - 22:08:57 up 34 days, 2:38, 1 user, load average: 4.42, 4.45, 4.39 Tasks: 110 total, 7 running, 102 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie Cpu(s): 89.0% us, 8.3% sy, 0.0% ni, 2.7% id, 0.0% wa, 0.0% hi, 0.0% si Mem: 5076616k total, 5020284k used, 56332k free, 148k buffers Swap: 4088500k total, 124k used, 4088376k free, 3024432k cached I added a screenshot. As you can see, after # /etc/init.d/backuppc reload, the Cpu drops to 0% for about 1 hour. After that, back to my high numbers. The fileserver/backupserver is a Dell Poweredge 2950, Mandriva Powerpack + 2006 with 1GB RAM. I added 4GB so now I'm having 5GB. I was hoping adding more ram would solve this but all remains the same. Any ideas where to start looking for a sollution?