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Old 10-22-2007, 08:10 AM   #1
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sar file issue with sles 9 2.6.5-7.257-bigsmp


I have a sles 9 server with 2.6.5-7.257-bigsmp kernel

The problem is that I have created a sar output file as
$ sar -o data.file 10 3

The expected output of the below command
$ sar -f data.file
should be like
Linux 2.6.5-7.257-bigsmp (hostname) 10/10/2007

09:31:00 AM CPU %user %nice %system %iowait %idle
09:31:10 AM all 0.31 0.00 2.24 0.82 96.64
09:31:20 AM all 0.10 0.00 0.31 1.22 98.37
09:31:30 AM all 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.51 99.29
Average: all 0.14 0.00 0.92 0.85 98.10

No?, but instead it shows only
Linux 2.6.5-7.257-bigsmp (hostname) 10/10/07

What may be the possible cause for this?
Kindly help me.
Old 10-24-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, the sar command provides human readable output from an "sa" file, created from the sysstat program which usually runs in cron. Take a look at your crontab and see if the line for sysstat is there. On my RHEL boxes, the file containing the cron entry for sysstat is /etc/cron.d/sysstat. That file contains two lines, one that creates the "sa" file, and another that creates the "sar" file. On our systems I've commented out the command that creates the "sar" file, and I use a program called KSAR to generate my own on demand output directly from the "sa" files.

Here's my sysstat file in case it helps...

# run system activity accounting tool every 10 minutes
*/10 * * * * root /usr/lib/sa/sa1 1 1
# generate a daily summary of process accounting at 23:53
#53 23 * * * root /usr/lib/sa/sa2 -A
Old 10-25-2007, 06:04 AM   #3
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My query was not on the cron-autogenerated o/p

but was on sar -f / sar -o comman line issues


file, sar, sles

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