Finding out what ran when...

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at
Wed Aug 4 10:08:11 PDT 2004

> "Steve Bertrand" <iaccounts at> wrote:
>> I have rrdtool plotting graphs for me for system performance,
>> memory,
>> cpu etc, and about 4:30 AM, my cpu utilization goes through the
>> roof.
>> I know this is amanda (backup) doing this as it runs at this time,
>> but
>> I am curious to know if there are any utilities that can *watch* the
>> system at night and report what did what and when.
>> Perhaps something that can report if something uses xx% of cpu, or
>> xxMB of memory?
> Sounds like you want process accounting.
> Check out the man pages for acct(2), accton(8), sa(8) and lastcomm(1)

Excellent, this is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks very much Bill.



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