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My favourite Dstat

Dag Wieers' Dstat is the ultimate live monitoring tool to catch your servers in the act.

My favourite Dstat command:

dstat -l -c -p -y -m -p -d -n

Which will paint this pretty picture on a wide-enough terminal:

Dstat screenshot

Note the periodical repeating header at the bottom! Dstat is even smart enough to truncate the columns if your terminal can't handle the heat because it's to narrow - marvelous...

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