How to set up the sadc cron job on SLES12
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 (SLES 12 SP3)
This cron job can be enabled permanently in two steps:
1. Start the service to begin data collection:
hostname:~ # systemctl start sysstat.service
2. Enable the service so it is started automatically on next boot:
hostname:~ # systemctl enable sysstat.service
By default, system activity data are collected every ten minutes and written to /var/log/sa/sa## data files, where ## corresponds to the day of the month. These data files can be read with the "sar" program. This is the sa1 component of sadc.
A daily report is run every six hours which parses the sa## data files and outputs the activity information into to text files. These text reports are written to /var/log/sa/sar##. This is the sa2 component of sadc.
The frequency of either one of these crons can be changed in the /etc/sysstat/sysstat.cron file.
More details about these features are available in their respective man pages.
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- Document ID:7022672
- Creation Date: 20-Feb-2018
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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