sar logs in /var/adm/sa

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sar logs in /var/adm/sa

I recently enabled sar (system activity recorder tool) on a Solaris 10 sparc

The performance "logs" being recorded in /var/adm/sa
are getting quite large, quite quickly! How do I rotate these logs so I keep 7 days worth of logs and everything else gets automatically deleted? I suspect this is done in the crontab file. Here are the contents of my crontab file:

0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * 0-6 /usr/lib/sa/sa1
20,40 8-17 * * 1-5 /usr/lib/sa/sa1
5 18 * * 1-5 /usr/lib/sa/sa2 -s 8:00 -e 18:01 -i 1200 -A

I have heard that the line above containing "sa2" is supposed to rotate the logs, but it does not appear to be doing so. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated and thanks ahead of time!


Rob Sandifer
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I have no experience with SAR however have you thought about writing a simple script that will do this for you... You could write a script that rotates your logs.... you can also take a look at Freeware for Solaris for the log-rotate utility.

Johan Louwers.
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