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SA2(8)                     Linux User's Manual                    SA2(8)

NAME         top

       sa2 - Create a report from the current standard system activity
       daily data file.

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       The sa2 command is a shell procedure variant of the sar command
       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
       /var/log/sa 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
       environment variable. Read the sysstat(5) manual page for

       The sa2 command accepts most of the flags and parameters of the
       sar command.

       The sa2 command is designed to be started automatically by the
       cron command.

EXAMPLES         top

       To run the sa2 command daily, place the following entry in your
       root crontab file:

       5 19 * * 1-5 /usr/local/lib64/sa/sa2 -A

       This will generate by default a daily report called sarDD in the
       /var/log/sa directory, where the DD parameter is a number
       representing the day of the month.

FILES         top

              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.

AUTHOR         top

       Sebastien Godard (sysstat <at>

SEE ALSO         top

       sar(1), sadc(8), sa1(8), sadf(1), sysstat(5) 

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