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xtrabackup switches for backup

johntestjohntest ContributorInactive User Role Beginner
Hi all,
I am trying to make the backups as fast as possible.
Currently I am using the following switches

innobackupex --no-lock --parallel=8 --rsync /backupdir

Using --no-lock as we were seeing lots of flush table read locks.
What can be the highest value for --parallel switch? I would this is based on number of cores but I've gone upto like 200 and it still works.

Also what else can I use here to make the backup even faster?

Thanks!

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