Solaris disk utilization

Posted on 2011-10-24
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What is the right way to find disk utilization on solaris machine?
I want to write a script that will also check disk utilization and I am not sure if I should use iostat or sar.

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sar is generally for historical data.  If you configure it right, you may not need to even script anything. All you would need is to query the data stored by sar.

iostat can be used in many different ways too but here is a short doc for you.
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yuzh earned 1000 total points
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What do you mean by "Solaris disk utilization",  are you talking about disk place usage?  or
disk I/O stats.

To minotor disk space, youcan use "df" or "du" command,
To chech dis I/O stats, use "iostat" command

please do:
man df
man du
man iostat
to learn more details.

also have a look at the following pages:


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