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       sa1 - Collect and store binary data in the system activity daily data file.


       /usr/lib/sysstat/sa1 [ --boot | interval count ]


       The  sa1  command  is a shell procedure variant of the sadc command and handles all of the
       flags and parameters of that command. The sa1 command collects and stores binary  data  in
       the  /var/log/sysstat/sadd  file,  where  the  dd parameter indicates the current day. The
       interval and count parameters specify that the record should be  written  count  times  at
       interval seconds. If no arguments are given to sa1 then a single record is written.

       The sa1 command is designed to be started automatically by the cron command.


       --boot This option tells sa1 that the sadc command should be called without specifying the
              interval and count parameters in order to insert a dummy record, marking  the  time
              when the counters restart from 0.


       To  collect  data (including those from disks) every 10 minutes, place the following entry
       in your root crontab file:

       0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /usr/lib/sysstat/sa1 1 1 -S DISK

   Debian note
       The Debian sysstat package has already placed  such  an  entry  in  your  system  crontab.
       Please refer to the /usr/share/doc/sysstat/README.Debian file for details.


              Indicate  the  daily data file, where the dd parameter is a number representing the
              day of the month.


       Sebastien Godard (sysstat <at>


       sar(1), sadc(8), sa2(8), sadf(1), sysstat(5)