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How to watch a server's HDD activity (opened files and simple hddled) in SSH?

I'd like to see if a hard disk is being actively used right now (a hddled-like indicator) and what particular files are being accessed. How can I achieve this in command line with SSH?
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Linux: How to find out whether the harddrive is causing a bottleneck?

I'm not asking how to find out where a bottleneck is. I just what to know how to check if the harddrive is being used at its limit (and hence causing a bottleneck). Something like top where I can see ...
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Unix command to suspend a job while there is console activity?

I want to do a large disk transfer, which slows down responsiveness of my system. What I want is a Unix command that will only run the command after I have been idle at the console for a few minutes. ...
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Constant disk activity - how can I tell what files are being accessed nonstop?

On my Windows 2003 Server, the disk activity has been out of control recently - the disk queue is getting long, and I'm getting heat on the wait time for resources. I'm looking for a tool that will ...