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is there a tool which allows to save a simple data to a file regarding the IO usage, so that I could use them to display a graph of IO usage?

I need to use it on my server, with no graphical environment so any X application is of no use here. I just need to collect something like

time:(disk read/write)

so that I could make a graph from that.

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You could use dstat like this:

dstat --time --disk --output disk-stats.csv 60

this will write disk activity into the disk-stats.csv file every 60 seconds

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