Fixing heavy disk activity (excessive IO) in KMail

A while back, I noticed KMail was starting to run really slowly, and was responsible for a few megabytes per second of disk IO (as reported by iotop). I did some google searching, and found a reference to a possible problem with importing large folders from older versions of KMail …

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Relative Difficulty

The other day, at work, we were working on setting up an automated qurk-and-dirty back up for some files from one Linux box to another. The link was a long distance one (from a data center in Dallas to our office in Anchorage). The solution was simple and elegant:

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