Droplet extremely slow same time every evening

Posted March 29, 2020 417 views

My droplet has been working perfectly for about 5 months since creation.
For 3 days now however, every evening from about 6pm onwards, its data transfer speed slows to a crawl. I mean, 30 to 50KB/s max.
I have a few OneDrives mounted via rclone, and a local NAS mounted via CIFS. Read/copy speeds from these sources are extremely slow in the evenings, and normal (=fast) in the mornings and afternoons till 6pm.

Uploading via SFTP is also equally slow in that time range every evening.

There has been no config change or anything else I can think of. The problem disappears in the morning (not sure what time but it works fine when I get up and use it at around 8am).

Any idea what might be causing this?

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It sounds like that there are some processes or jobs running at that very time which could be causing the problem for you.

Have you tried accessing the Droplet during this time via SSH and checking the processes? You can do that by following the steps here.