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How can I map iostat device names to LVM /dev/mapper/XXX names?

mount shows mount devices like: /dev/mapper/VolGroup01-LogVol00 on /var type ext3 (rw) or /dev/mapper/VolGrp_backups-backups on /mnt/backups type ext3 (rw) but iostat uses dm- notation. like ...
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Extremely Slow IO with Simple PostgreSQL 8.4.4 Queries on Centos 5.5

The strange and extremely slow IO pattern I'm seeing is this (output of iostat -dxk 1 /dev/xvdb1): Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rkB/s wkB/s avgrq-sz avgqu-sz await svctm ...
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can someone explain IOSTAT ouput?

i'am having IBM server with Redhat 5 ElsmP connected to the IBM Storage over iSCSI (in sdb ) can someone explain this output from iostat command avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal ...
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What does it mean if iostat shows 100% busy wait but the CPU is completely idle?

What does it mean if iostat shows 100% busy wait but the CPU is completely idle? My application runs for a while, then goes into this state periodically for about 10-20 seconds. It is transaction ...
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Cannot see graphs for IO Service time and IOstat in munin

For some reason data & graphs for IO Service time and IOstat do not show up in munin. All other graphs are fine. Can some one suggest me how to set munin to show the stats and graphs for these. Am ...
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How can I find which process is causing this IO read (tried iotop already)

I've got a constant 1.4 megabytes/sec of IO read on one server (see iostat output below). What can I do to find which process is the cause ? I already tried iotop and htop, but could not pinpoint the ...
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Linux utility to record IO statistics (random/sequential, block sizes, read/write ratio)

As part of provisioning our new server (see other SF) I'd like to find out the following: ratio of random to sequential reads & writes amount of data read & written at a time (pref in ...
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How to install iostat to Red Hat 5, without internet connection?

Title is pretty clear, I have a server which doesn't have an internet connection. So I can't use yum or anything like that. I want to download necessary files with my PC and upload to server via SSH ...
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How do I tell which processes are writing heavily to disk in CentOS 5?

Our server started getting slow, so I ran iostat on it. iostat -dx 5 Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rsec/s wsec/s avgrq-sz avgqu-sz await svctm %util sda 0.00 ...
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Windows “iowait” CPU utilization reporting

Does Windows account for and report "iowait" in the same manner as Linux? That is, processes enter "uninterruptible sleep" and their time spent is subtracted from "CPU free"? If so, which Perfmon ...
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How to know which row in fstab need to be changed to relatime/noatime?

If I run iostat I saw this: avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle 15.36 0.78 9.66 21.46 0.00 52.74 Device: tps Blk_read/s Blk_wrtn/s Blk_read ...
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iostat on Solaris with ZFS - why is wait and %w always zero?

We have a busy server, chocking under a high IO load, at least, that's the feeling I have. Output from iostat -xz looks like this: extended device statistics device ...
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iostat - How does %util affect %idle and %iowait

Looking at iostat, if the system needs to issue a request for io, but has not yet been able to do so due to %util being pegged, would that wait be counted as %idle or %iowait?
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What do the columns in you get from iostat mean?

When I perform the command iostat -x | grep -P 'Device|x.\s' I get the following columns as output device rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rsec/s wsec/s avrq-sz ...
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very specific iostat output needed in realtime

Is there anyway to get the output of iostat -m and add only the column await from the extended output in realtime? I know this question sounds nutso but I need to be able to get all those column in ...
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How iostat figures out to take CPU idle time to consider as %idle or %iowait?

I was going through iostat man page. According to it, %iowait Show the percentage of time that the CPU or CPUs were idle during which the system had an outstanding disk I/O request. %idle ...
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How to get iostat of a single process

How can I get iostats io throughput of just a process to try know if this process starts burning my HDD. Thanks!
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Do we need to perform disk checking periodically on Linux

Do we need to perform periodic disk checking,for bad blocks and bad sectors?. Our servers havent been restarted for last 4 months,also no disk checking have been performed on any disks. Can that can ...
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iostat taking lot of time to return

I have a solaris 10 server with a lot of SAN disks (close to 1000 across all paths). iostat -En takes close to 5 min to return. Is there a way to figure out what is causing the delay? truss hasn't ...
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Reporting historical system activity in FreeBSD

I'd like to record data about system activity under FreeBSD for future analysis. If I were running a SysV system, I'd just sar and its related utilities, but that doesn't exist in the BSDs. (And ...
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high cancelled_write_bytes

On a MySQL server running on AWS EC2 with an EBS volume iostat returns the following avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle 37.67 0.00 5.26 0.75 0.08 56.24 ...
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RAID iostat showing 0.00 for wait's and %util

I have a EC2 server running ubuntu 11.10 with 6 raid devices, 5 with 8 EBS drives each as part of a RAID 10 setup, the other one with 4 EBS drives as part of a RAID 0 setup. I am finding that even ...
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high iostat load on linux

atop: DSK | cciss/c0d0 | busy 87% | read 24193e4 | write 4076e4 | KiB/r 26 | KiB/w 77 | MBr/s 7.61 | MBw/s 3.78 | avq 6.07 | avio 2.49 ms | iostat Device: tps ...
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Is disk dying? Weird numbers on iostat

I have this old P4 box in my house with Ubuntu Server on it I use as a media server. Apart from the IDE boot drive there is a 1TB SATA disk attached with one of those el-cheapo IDE to SATA adapters ...
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Trouble interpreting iostat's tps measure

Prelude: I dumped a 5.2 GB database using the mysqldump command. I did this on an underpowered virtual server with only 512 MB of memory. It took about an hour. I'm now reloading that database on my ...
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No apparent reason for high load average

We have several web servers running on Amazon (ec2) c1.xlarge, over Amazon AMI. The servers are duplicates of each other, running the exact same hardware and software. Each server spec is: 7 GB of ...
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What iowait values are ok?

I am trying to find the bottleneck of a server running a fairly busy php/mysql site. My first culprit was io but iostat shows that on average iowait consumes only %3.60 of cpu time. here is the ...
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iostat to analyze iSCSI mount

Is there a way to analyze the IO wait on a iSCSI mount from the machine on which the iSCSI share is mounted? I understand the local volumes can be analyzed, but, we have one particular directory on ...
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iostat how do I set up a logging

Hi there I am pretty newbie in servers, would appreciate your help. How do I set up an iostat logging? as my Disk IO spikes strange at some random time to very high levels. Thanks.
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How to interpret iostat for a crumbling MySQL server

We have a combined application/MySQL-server which has started to crumble. Right now, it gets stuck on copying a 125 million row MySQL MyISAM table (INSERT INTO a_copy SELECT * FROM a with KEYS ...
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What is the difference between rMB_nor/s, rMB_dir/s, and rMB_svr/s in iostat?

I'm trying to interpret the results of running the following command iostat -mnhyc It produces the following Filesystem: rMB_nor/s wMB_nor/s rMB_dir/s wMB_dir/s rMB_svr/s ...
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slow file server with contradictory values for CPU and CPL in atop

I've got a fileserver (centos 6.3) that slowed down suddenly earlier today. The cluster that mounts it could access other NFS mounts without a problem, but the access to this one was VERY slow. ...
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Strange iostat numbers

I'm experiencing unusual load issue on one of our VM which is on SAN storage. As a general practice I ran iostat on the server got very strange numbers. avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait ...
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Averaging dstat output

I need to average upload and download speed using dstat -n. How can I add all the received and sent datas that appear after dstat -n, so that I can add them and find average upload and download ...
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tracking down what files are causing io activity in iostat

Using iostat -Nkx 1 I can see that I am getting regular IO on a volume group. What I'm trying to do is find a way to link that IO to a file/pipe/whatever to see what process is creating this IO and ...
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MySql/RedHat, High I/O Wait … for a few hours… then disappears

I've got a RH server as a VMWare instance logging GPS fixes 24x7. The transaction volume hasn't changed over the months (in fact I am pruning the transaction table more aggressively now) with only ...
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CPU Usage vs load average [duplicate]

I'm running debian iostat -x Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (server56856.uk2net.com) 27/04/13 _x86_64_ (4 CPU) avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle 4.59 0.01 ...
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Finding throuput of CPU and Hardrive on Solaris

How do I find the throughput of a CPU and the hard disk on an OpenSolaris machine? Using mpstat or iostat? I'm having a hard time identifying the throughput if it is given at all in the commands ...
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IO utilization percent of 4920.45% - iostat -x , What's wrong?

I have seen wrong percent use of a disk IO some times on servers that have been a long time without reboot. By any means this server has significant IO. Tonight it'll be rebooted and I'm sure ...
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MySQL insert cause high disk i/o wait?

Im getting what appears a lot of wait time when performing large inserts in Mysql. Am I correct in assuming I have a disk I/O problem? Yes I am running Mysql on a VM. Innodb_buffer_pool hit rate is ...
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iostat: See current usage rather than average

I need to log disk statistics (MB/read, MB/write) of block devices. As I understand, iostat shows an average value. This is not exactly what I want when I'm about to monitor a server. Is there a way ...
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Interpreting the IOstat result

Below are the results for iostats: Device: tps Blk_read/s Blk_wrtn/s Blk_read Blk_wrtn sda 120.94 10201.14 4354.87 64513033284 27540653120 sdb ...
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iostat -En output formatting

I have a problem extracting the device names on Solaris 8 SPARC when using 'iostat -En' command since the device names are too long. For example : iostat -en output ---- errors --- s/w h/w trn tot ...
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Raid array overloaded with no apparent reason, iostat output not making much sense?

I am looking to an iscsi installation comprised of the raid arrays managed by an HP P400 controller. 2 pairs of drives each mirrored plus 4 drives in a raid 10 configuration, all 7200rpm sas drives. ...
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Nginx causing high load with not many active connections

I have a linux machine 64bit (centos5.5), 2.83GHz Q9550, 6gb ram and a single SATA 500gb drive. From this machine I only serve thumbnails, most around 10kb in size and at this point there are about 7 ...
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Counting And Summing Disk IOs in Windows

Among other (see a post of mine) I am trying to count and add the number of bytes read/written to a disk during a minute/hour/day/... on windows. According to the Physical Disk Object documentation ...
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Windows: record I/O stats (eqivalent to iostat)

Are there any tools on Windows that allow performance statistics to be recorded? Something similar to iostat 10 > iostat.log on Unix? I have 10 Windows VMs that run a whole lot of regression ...
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Not getting Proper output for check_iostat for nrpe plugins

My iostat is giving following output $ iostat Linux 3.13.0-29-generic (Inksedge) 08/13/2015 _x86_64_ (4 CPU) Device: tps kB_read/s kB_wrtn/s kB_read kB_wrtn xvdap1 ...
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Get I/O TPS for NFS on Solaris machines

I'm attempting to get IOPS for my Solaris servers. Typically I use tps for this calculation, however: iostat gives TPS but only for local disks. iostat -x gives everything but TPS for ALL disks. sar ...
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Strange load average behaviour

We have a daemon which collects system data and writes it into database. Sometimes the load average goes very high without apparent reason. Here is sample output. | id | server_id | datetime ...