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Slow System? iotop Is Your Friend

Back in 2010, Kyle Rankin did an incredible series on Linux Troubleshooting. In Part 1, he talked about troubleshooting a system struggling with a high load. At that point, I’d already been a system administrator for more than a decade, but it was the first time I’d ever heard of iotop.

If you weren’t a subscriber in 2010, I highly recommend you read Kyle’s entire series. Either way, I use iotop so often, I felt it was prudent to mention it again all these years later. The concept is pretty simple. It’s like the top program, but instead of CPU and memory usage, it monitors disk I/O. If you have a system that is extremely slow to respond, but can’t seem to figure out what is going on, give iotop a try...

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What Are Useful CLI Tools for Linux System Admins

System administrators (sysadmins) are responsible for day-to-day operations of production systems and services. One of the critical roles of sysadmins is to ensure that operational services are available round the clock. For that, they have to carefully plan backup policies, disaster management strategies, scheduled maintenance, and security aud…
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LiVES – The video editing system

LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ’s and video editors — mix and switch clips…

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gWakeOnLan – Turn the machines on through the Wake On LAN system

gWakeOnLan is a free application to turn the machines on through the Wake On LAN system, regardless of their installed operating system…
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