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Date:      Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:45:23 -0400
From:      Bill Moran <>
To:        Zbigniew Szalbot <>
Cc:        Freebsd questions <>
Subject:   Re: logging system load
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In response to Zbigniew Szalbot <>:

> Dear all,
> Is there a tool similar to top which would measure system load and write it
> to a file that could later be analyzed? The time when my system is most
> loaded happens between 3 and 5 a.m. so a trace of the system load would be
> a wonderful thing to have. I need it to tailor some of the jobs
> accordingly. Any advice?
> Thanks in advance!

If top's output suits your needs, you could write a script that runs top
in a loop and redirects to a file during the time in question.

If you want longer-term monitoring, something like MRTG or Cacti might
fit you better.

Bill Moran

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