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How to save iotop's output for a specific period of time

I am trying to discern what processes are making huge Read/Writes on my server disk. I know I can use iotop -ao but is there a way I can save iotop's output for a specific period of time to study ...
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Why do I have so much read/write on my server? [on hold]

Please first take a look at the following various info: Top command: top - 16:19:54 up 1 day, 18:43, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 Tasks: 144 total, 1 running, 143 sleeping, 0 ...
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High disk I/O activity in CentOS server

I have about 16 websites in a CentOS dedicated, and I am having some problems on high traffic hours, it seems to be a high disk I/O activity causing a general slowdown. I've installed atop and this ...
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What is the difference between truss -D and truss -E?

I am currently analyzing a command on Solaris that reads from a file and has very low performance. The truss -D commands shows me read system calls taking up to 0.03 seconds, but when I use truss -E, ...
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Evaluating the CPU I/O wait on Linux

Doing a top to check the io wait, I get these figures: Cpu(s): 6.7%us, 1.4%sy, 1.2%ni, 85.5%id, 5.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.3%si, 0.0%st Looking at these figures (%us ~= %wa), do they mean that: ...
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Can anyone explain precisely what IOWait is?

As much as I have read about iowait, it is still mystery to me. I know it's the time spent by the CPU waiting for a IO operations to complete, but what kind of IO operations precisely? What I am also ...
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VPS Unknown Read/Write

I had an lfd email alert - I have installed CSF - today revealing that my server (Centos 6.6) has been using a lot of server resources for 5 minutes. I checked my VPS graphs and noticed that my ...
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How to figure out which processes are deleting files from a specific directory?

I'm trying to figure out which processes are deleting files from a specific directory, so I want to set up and run auditd on my system. I've set up the following rule in audit.rules: -w S unlink -S ...
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How to check which processes are deleting files without using inotify or auditd? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out which processes are deleting files from a specific directory on my CentOS server. I looked at inotify, but all this does is to tell me how many file deletions are occurring; ...
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rrdgraph generation fails on high IO load

We have a 4 core CPU production system which does a lot of cronjobs , having constant proc queue and an usual load of ~1.5. During night time we do some IO intensive stuff with postgres. We generate ...
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High load and io caused by apache on Debian 7 server?

lately my VPS (4 CPU, 4GB RAM, 50GB HardDisk with around 10 websites, all very low real visitors (max. 100 / day) but maybe plenty of bots) got shut down by the hosting company. Reason: excessive ...
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Changing the I/O scheduler for a specific disk

I would like to change permanently the I/O scheduler for a specific disk on Fedora 20. According to what I have found, this can be achieved by executing the following shell line as root: echo ...
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I/O Performance Benchmarking Linux

Just finished setting up a poor mans SAN with iSCSI and want to benchmark it. What are some good I/O performance benchmarks for Linux besides: hdparm -tT /dev/sda1 How do I get a IOPS measurement? ...
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IOMeter showing hardly any data

I ran IOmeter on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 server for 18 hours and when I clicked on "Stop current Test and Save Results" it stopped the worker processes (I only had 1). When looking at the ...
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how to find cause of io spike

Everyday at around the same time, the IO usage on the server where our mysql slave goes up to 100%. I have setup a script that takes IO information every five minutes so I can find out why this ...
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What creates CPU I/O wait but no disk operations?

I have CPU I/O wait steady around 50%, but when I run iostat 1 it shows little to no disk activity. What causes wait without iops? NOTE: There no NFS or FUSE filesystems here, but it is using Xen ...
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“Nosy Neighbor” and the CFQ scheduler

I'm trying to understand how does using CFQ affects the "Nosy Neighbor" problem. I'll ask it a bit naively, can a "Nosy Neighbor" even exist when using CFQ? Isn't that CFQ should make sure all ...
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Beyond 1Gb upload on a single linux server

I have a high hit nginx web server on CentOS that provides static large content. when the number concurrent connection are low, server could easily provide up to 4Gb of traffic , but when the number ...
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Does changing /sys/block/sda/queue settings take effect immediately?

How long does it take for changes to the following settings to take effect: /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational /sys/block/sda/queue/read_ahead_kb Is it ...
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Innodb performs IO Operation when idle

I am currently doing some stress testing where I am pushing inserts to the database as fast as I can. The simulation inserts 10000 records per second. After inserting around 200 million records I ...
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Quantifying the effects of partition mis-alignment

I'm experiencing some significant performance issues on an NFS server. I've been reading up a bit on partition alignment, and I think I have my partitions mis-aligned. I can't find anything that ...
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Are networks now faster than disks?

This is a software design question I used to work on the following rule for speed cache memory > memory > disk > network With each step being 5-10 times the previous step (e.g. cache ...
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Issues with Server 2012 using DFSR running on Hyper-V 2012

We have a number of Server 2012 systems, all of which run virtualised on Hyper-V 2012 server. We are having problems with two such virtual instances, both of which are used as file servers, whereby ...
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BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 23s! on XEN PV debian related to high i/o load

i am currently experiencing some problems with my Debian Xen System. It runns on an old opteron System with two Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275 CPUs. I am using image files (block devices) ...
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Unreasonable performance expectations for RAID 0 performance?

This is my first time building a machine with a hardware RAID card. We bought a Dell T620 with the H710P RAID controller (1GB NV Cache), a 160GB Solid State Drive (SATA Read Intensive MLC 3Gbps), and ...
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Try to delete files used by IIS

I got a service coded in c# whoes deleted somes web site files hosted on iis, before an update. But sometime when i delete the files, they stay there. If I try to delete them manually, via explorer, ...
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Linux - KVM - very slow disk io

The I/O performance of my new server is pretty low. I Googled and tried everything I can imagine. First of all, here are the Hardware Components: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6344 4x Seagate ...
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Is it possible to configure the Linux kernel I/O scheduler for an NFS mount?

On a normal block device you can change the i/o scheduler like this: # cat /sys/block/hda/queue/scheduler noop anticipatory deadline [cfq] # echo anticipatory > /sys/block/hda/queue/scheduler # ...
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How to identify I/O bottlenecks on a Linux server?

How do you determine that the performance of your Linux server is I/O bound and, perhaps more importantly, what process or processes are casuing the problem?
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Mongodump on Gridfs is killing the host IOs

I'm trying to make a mongodump from our production mongodb while the production is running. We have three production instances, one regular mongodb, one with very few gb of data on gridfs, one with a ...
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Linux page cache slows down IO on dual cpu server with 64GB ram

I have a massive problem with the linux page cache which slows down the IO. For instance if I copy a lvm partition with dd, linux cache the data in the buffers or caches (free –m). That is not the ...
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Azure IO performance

We have a number of Windows Server virtual machines that we use for .NET and Java development and QA. I find Azure attractive for the obvious reasons but mainly for the opportunity to reduce ...
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How can I measure complex I/O activity to develop realistic benchmarking? [closed]

I need to retrieve a few metric from my service server to benchmark another stroage solution. There are various options are provied by benchmark program(I choosed ...
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freebsd: disk i/o utilization statistic by user

Whether there some utils for collect/view statistic about disk I/O utilization by user in FreeBSD? After googling that question i found only sa, but in its manpage is not any information about ...
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can Iowait cause significant RAM consumption increase

I have a node.js process running continuously on a linux EC2 instance, it extracts data and stores it in mysql. Some reads are also performed on the database. The process can run well during hours or ...
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htcacheclean doesn't seem to be cleaning the cache

I'm running mod_cache with apache 2 on a fairly high traffic'd site. I've set the htcacheclean to run in demon mode every 10 minutes to keep the cache at 4GB. It's currently at 15GB and doesn't seem ...
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Setting I/O scheduler for SSD based RAID array on EC2 instances

I created a RAID array using the 2 local SSD drives on a EC2 c3.4xlarge instance. # mdadm --create /dev/md127 --level=0 --raid-devices=2 /dev/xvdf /dev/xvdg # mkfs.ext4 /dev/md127 # mkdir /data # ...
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server hangs randomly without log entries

My physical server hangs randomly and I do not get any log entries during that time. So I let a script run: while true; do date >>/tmp/dates; sleep 1; done & disown After some minutes the ...
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__ticket_spinlock high cpu

We are having a strange problem on our Ubuntu 10.04 KVM infrastructure, where periodically, one of two vm webservers freaks out, with persistently high load, even if we restart the applications. (the ...
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Linux buffer memory always stays at zero

One of my hosted server is a Xen guest running Debian and linux kernel 2.6.32 then 2.6.38. It has been running fine for quite some time (more than a year) but I recently noticed something weird. For ...
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NFS IO priority on ZFS/Solaris

I've got a Nexenta/ZFS NAS that I'm using as an NFS backing store for a small VMware vSphere farm. At the moment I have 9x1TB disks all mirrored (last disk is configured as a write log device). The ...
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Is there a way to delete 100GB file on Linux without thrashing IO / load?

I have a huge log file I need to delete on a production web server. I'm worried it'll bring the system to a crawl if I rm it on Linux. Any brilliant ideas? Update: Filesystem: ext3 Partition: /var ...
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What dose these units means in zabbix?

When i try to set some items for my disk read and write, I found it by vfs.dev.read and vfs.dev.writefor zabbix-agent. This item contain a parameter named type which some of them are unknown for me. ...
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iostat shows 100% utilization - what can be done to improve performance?

I have dedicated web server with CentOS. Recently, I get very high server load, probably caused due to IO bottleneck. iostat -mx 3 shows: avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle ...
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report per-process IO stats with pidstat or sar

I'm trying to track io usage of a few "suspect" processes over time. Ideally would like to make those stats available via munin, or push directly to graphite. However, as a starting point it would be ...
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How can I monitor network I/O usage per process under Linux?

Such known tools like iftop/iptraf display network I/O per interface and per connection. Is there a way to see network I/O statistics per process?
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Does ESX 5.X cache guest IO?

I am trying to find out if guest can see successful disk flush operation, but the host doesn't actually flush it to disk? How does ESXi work with guest I/O? Are they cached by ESXi before being ...
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IO related performance bottleneck on a LAMP server

I am administering a big LAMP server with some thousand users. About a week ago, things slowed down, and the only thing I see that the IO latency is increased dramatically. Users experience slow page ...
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Measuring 'total bytes written' under Linux

We're quite interested in exploring the possibility of using SSD drives in a server environment. However, one thing that we need to establish is expected drive longevity. According to this article ...
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How to benchmark maxCache 3.0 with SSDs? [duplicate]

We're a software development company and previously outsourced the HW side of business but now we're looking into building our own private cloud. We recently purchased a few servers, one of which is ...