sa2 - Create a report from the current standard system activity daily data file.
command is a shell procedure variant of the sar
which writes a daily report in the sarDD
or the sarYYYYMMDD
file, where YYYY stands for the current year, MM for the current month and DD
for the current day. By default the report is saved in the
directory. The sa2
command will also remove
reports more than one week old by default. You can however keep reports for a
longer (or a shorter) period by setting the HISTORY
variable. Read the sysstat
(5) manual page for details.
command accepts most of the flags and parameters of the
command is designed to be started automatically by the cron
To run the sa2
command daily, place the following entry in your root
5 19 * * 1-5 /usr/lib/sysstat/sa2 -A &
This will generate by default a daily report called sarDD
directory, where the DD parameter is a number
representing the day of the month.
The Debian sysstat package has already placed such an entry in your system
crontab. Please refer to the /usr/share/doc/sysstat/README.Debian
The standard system activity daily report
files and their default location. YYYY stands for the current year, MM for the
current month and DD for the current day.
Sebastien Godard (sysstat <at> orange.fr)