How to Install ‘atop’ to Monitor Logging Activity of Linux System Processes

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Marin Todorov

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6 Responses

  1. Kernel Training says:

    Hi, atop is really a good software to monitor system processes. first when i install this. I got error again after trying two times i got the same error. Then i discussed with my mentor about this. he resolved the issue.Thanks for sharing this blog post.

  2. Jamie says:

    hi … i’m a linux newbie and am using SLES 11. How would i go about getting atop installed on SLES … it doesn’t appear to be mentioned above

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Jamie,

      Yeah, you can install atop on Suse Linux with the help of following commands.

      # zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:lnt-sysadmin:tools/SLE_11_SP4/home:lnt-sysadmin:tools.repo
      # zypper refresh
      # zypper install atop
      
  3. DuongNgo says:

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to see log in a period time: atop -r -b 15:45 -e 16:20
    But i only see a log right after the beginning time (15:45). How i can see the next log.

    Thank you so much.

  4. Marin Torov says:

    Hello maqsimum,

    If you have used the epel repository to install the package, the configuration can be found in:

    /etc/sysconfgi/atop

    You can use this command:

    sed ‘s/600/60/’ /etc/sysconfig/atop -i

  5. maqsimum says:

    When I run the command to modify atop from 600 seconds to 60, it gives an error:

    # sed ‘s/600/60/’ /etc/atop/atop.daily -i
    sed: can’t read /etc/atop/atop.daily: No such file or directory

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