System Activity Report: a Unix/Linux command to display various system loads (Wikipedia).

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How to use Sar and kSar

How do I use sar to generate monitoring files on a remote server that I can then copy to my local and graph with the kSar tool? (My server can only be accessed via the cmd)
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Shell Script to check CPU Utilisation

I am trying to write a shell script which will check free memory of the server. I am trying below code top -M -n1 | grep "Mem" | awk '{print 0 + $7}' | awk '{ print $1 / 1024 }' | awk '{if ($1 < ...
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How to Change sysstat/sar logging folder

I have just enabled sysstat on one of my servers (Ubuntu 12.04), I have noticed it is logging all to /var/log/sysstat/sa04 /var/log/sysstat/sa05 /var/log/sysstat/sar04 How can I change the sysstat ...
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High mysql server load, sar output

I have a MySQL Server that should be performing better than it seems to be. We're running ubuntu on a Amazon Cluster Compute (cc1.4xlarge) Linux ip-10-0-1-60 3.2.0-25-virtual #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May ...
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sa2 -A /var/log/sa/sa13: No such file or directory

I have systat version 7.0.2 and the /etc/sysconfig/sysstat has the entry HISTORY=27, this is on a redhat enterprise server 5.6, the cron setup for this is # run system activity accounting tool every ...
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High CPU usage in RHEL machine

I have RHEL machine that runs postgres-9.1 database. In a particular time, sar output shows as follows: Refer link for snapshot: http://imgur.com/gKcOhOX,vNwTpwC#0 where as %user is high between ...
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Does an NFS client incur read/write page faults proportional to bytes read to/written from server?

Perhaps my knowledge of virtual memory has been supplanted by too much other junk. Recently I ran some database benchmark tests where all data was to be stored on an NFS server and accessed via NFSv3 ...
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how to filter sar -d disk output tidily

sar -D output-I would like a suitable command to run alongside stress -hdd but this is the output which sar -D 1 10 gives. I have filtered it using both awk |'NR > 1 {printf ...
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What is the difference between sar -B verses sar -W

I am trying to understand why my system is running slowly. I found the sar command, but wanted to know the difference between sar -B and sar -W I read the man page, and I understand that -B gives me ...
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Why are pgpgin/s and majflt/s inconsistent in sar -B?

In sar -B ouptut, I would naively expect pgpgin/s to equal majflt/s multiplied by the system page size. From man sar: pgpgin/s Total number of kilobytes the system paged in ...
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linux + sar + Invalid system activity file

I run the following and I get the following error /usr/lib64/sa/sa2 -A Invalid system activity file: /var/log/sa//sa03 please advice how to resolve this problem ? /etc/cron.d/sysstat sa2 - ...
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Understanding SAR output for historical memory usage

As we know with free -m were suposed to look at the buffers\cache: free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3919 3398 521 ...
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SAR returns 0 await, 0 util for mdraid volume

Trying to get a picture on what is going on with the disks in our environment, I'm gathering statistics using SAR. Why does "sar -d" return "0" for the await and util for an mdraid volume? I can see ...
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Why top output different from sar output?

This is SLES11sp3 system. The command top shows the load average of 17+, as shown below: #top top - 11:59:14 up 19 days, 21:55, 40 users, load average: 17.09, 17.29, 19.22 Tasks: 514 total, 1 ...
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Nor able to parse the SAR output

We are using SuSE 10 OS and lately I wish to know the total network bandwidth used for a period of time lets say for 1 week. We have sar enabled and the sar data for a week is there. Now I know how ...