Questions about all kinds of monitoring. E.g. "How to monitor the network traffic?"

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How do you monitor the progress of dd?

dd is a wonder allowing you to duplicate a hard drive to another, completely zero a hard drive, etc. But once you launch a dd command, there's nothing to tell you of it's progress. It just sits there ...
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How do I get the CPU temperature?

How do I get the CPU temperature?
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How can I monitor the memory usage?

I have used top to see the memory usage at the moment. But I would like to monitor the memory usage over a period of time. E.g start monitoring and then execute a few commands, and final stop the ...
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Dropbox error - 'echo 100000 | sudo tee / proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches'

Dropbox gives me an error that mentions echo tee 100000 but then it disappears. How to fix or remove msg?
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System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
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Repeat a command every x interval of time in terminal?

How can I repeat a command every interval of time , so that it will allow me to run commands for checking or monitoring directories ? There is no need for a script, i need just a simple command ...
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What tools do you use to monitor a web server?

What tools do you use to monitor a Ubuntu web server? More specifically, I'd like to monitor server uptime, resource usage (RAM, CPU, bandwidth, etc.), Apache, MySQL and PHP.
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How does my sys admin know that I haven't rebooted my system?

I got an email from my system administrator saying that I needed to reboot my system to apply some patches. I had forgotten about it and after a couple of hours I got another mail telling me that I ...
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How do I monitor power consumption?

The powertop program shows the power usage, but only after about five minutes. Before that, it shows: no ACPI power usage estimate available That's one of the limitations of the powertop ...
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How to track the total data transfered in a month

I can see the data transferred (internet Download/Upload) in the current session from the System Monitor. But I want something that keeps track of all the data transferred and I can see how much data ...
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How to tell what applications are accessing the hard drive and how frequently?

My hard drive is going crazy and I don't know what application is doing it. Are there any linux tools for profiling what processes are accessing drives and how frequently? top, htop and the like ...
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Monitoring inbound and outbound internet traffic

Is there software I can install to enable me to monitor inbound and outbound internet traffic for security reasons? I recently installed ubuntu and loving it because of speed and interface. I want to ...
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How to monitor network bandwidth per user on Ubuntu server?

I have some shell users on a server with 300GB of monthly data transfer. How can I monitor bandwidth usage per user?
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How to get sensor readings for recent hardware?

How do I best update lm-sensors to work with recent hardware? I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 server, and get the following: $ sudo apt-get install lm-sensors $ sensors No sensors found! ...
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How do I monitor disk usage by processes over time?

I can see my Ubuntu instance (on a cloud provider) averaging thousands of blocks per second, yet when I observe in real time it's hard to see which process is causing this. Is there a monitoring ...
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Is there an application that can show memory usage in a similar manner to top?

I would like to leave an application running in my terminal that shows me the memory usage, similar to how top shows CPU and other info, and iotop shows the top I/O users. Does such an application ...
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Best log file monitoring tool for ubuntu server

I'm trying to find the best Log File monitoring tool for Ubuntu 9.10 server? Is there any web-based gui tool which could be operated by anyone, that monitor any log files? I already tried splunk and ...
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How do I monitor CPU core usage per thread?

I need this information to optimize the number of worker threads my custom application is allocating. For example, if I just use top on a single-threaded application on a two-core machine, the 100% ...
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What code is executed when headphones are disconnected?

I want to execute a script on headphones disconnect but I resent the idea of constant polling of the status when there is already some code executed when it's changed.
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How to make sure apt-get has the latest version of Software

How to make sure apt-get has the latest version of application or software; I tried installing monit but the latest version that I got was 1.5 from apt-get but the site http://mmonit.com/monit/ has ...
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How to detect/monitor the hosts/urls being accessed?

Does anyone know about software that can detect or monitor host / url are being accessed by ubuntu? I want to see what host/url are beeing accessed by installed software or by my internet browser.
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How can I monitor my Samba traffic?

I've got a directory shared on my network, using Samba. People on the netwerk use this Samba share to download files from my share to their computers. I'm interested in what files are downloaded most, ...
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What's the simplest way to account traffic?

I use a 3G cellular Internet connection with a very strict traffic limit, but some times I go to office and use an unlimited and fast cable connection (and of course I do traffic-consuming operations, ...
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How do I run a Python script in the background and restart it after a crash?

I have a very simple Python script that I'd like to be always running on my Ubuntu 12.04 server. I thought of using upstart + monit. The problem is that those tools seem rather complicated for a ...
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What tool can I use to monitor a network of PCs?

I want my system to act as the central system for the rest of my network of 10 PCs. I also want to monitor what's going on, and monitor the activity of other systems. So how can I do this? What are ...
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What software could I use to do video surveillance?

I'm trying to set up a video surveillance system at home. Is there a software system out there that is easy enough for a beginner/basic user of 12.04 to set up and use? I've been attempting to ...
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Can some one suggest a software to monitor and maintain record of total internet bandwidth usage

Can some one suggest a software for a small home network to monitor the amount uploaded / download from the internet but not the local traffic on the LAN. I know there are similar questions like these ...
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How can I monitor the output of an already running program?

I am trying to figure out what is going on with pulseaudio on my computer because almost every 20 seconds of listening to a song it freezes. I've tried killall pulseaudio && pulseaudio to try ...
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How to monitor my data limit on a mobile broadband connection?

I recently got a 3G dongle with a data plan of 200MB per month and I would like to know when I reach that limit. Are there any programs (preferably an indicator) which let my monitor my monthly usage? ...
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How to monitor disk activity?

How do I view my Disk Activity on Ubuntu? For example, How can I monitor what is being written and read from disk as well as the percentage of disk usage? I am looking for an application similar to ...
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Script to dial 3g link in case network is down?

I want to set up an Ubuntu router with automatic fail-over to a 3G link. I can probably set up routing and link aggregation, but I don't know how to monitor link status and dial the 3G link in case it ...
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Apt-mirror monitoring how to?

We have created a local Ubuntu repository using apt-mirror and i must say it has been awesome. But now one issue that we are facing is that we need to monitor which version of Ubuntu is being accessed ...
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Software to monitor all ubuntu systems

I have more than 150 ubuntu systems connected in a network. Can someone suggest me a good monitoring software to monitor all these systems?? Like i wanna check what are all the ips are up and what are ...
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Is there an user activity monitor/alarm?

There once was a tool called Active Work Tracker for Windows from Brigsoft. What it basically did was to monitor user activity, sound alarm after a predefined period (say 60 minutes), wait another ...
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Log user activity for the last 24 hours by terminal

How can I log the activity of users for the last 24 hours by terminal in a system? Which command will give me this information?
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SMART monitoring of landscape machines

I'm using Canonical Landscape, and I wondered if there is a way to be automatically notified if the SMART status of a disk deteriorates. I just noticed by chance that the disks started failing in one ...
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How to know what had done on my computer?

Sometimes other users on my computer use my account. I want to know what did they do on in easy way with GUI. I dont want to read logs and such things. Are there such tools? If yes, please names.
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nagios nrpe dameon check_nrpe plugin missing

I installed nagios nrpe on a remote machine from Ubuntu repository sudo apt-get install nagios-nrpe-server , and plugins with: sudo apt-get install nagios-plugins-basic nagios-plugins ...
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How to monitor my wireless network?

Does anyone know how to find out who using my network other than me in ubuntu? Because I just want to make my wireless network being use only for the people I approve it?
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How do I get Perfmon support for my kernel?

I would like to install perfmon for using performance monitoring events on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server machine. I have read that Ubuntu kernel 2.6 comes with perfmon support. However, as we can see ...
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Is there an Application Monitor?

I've developed an (awesome) mozilla-based custom web-browser running on Ubuntu 10.10 that needs to always be open (it is basically a "kiosk"). If it crashes, which is easy to do in a single-threaded ...
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How to setup minimalistic log file monitoring for one computer?

I am wondering if there is a simple monitoring solution to watch over the host machines log files and notify me in some way (I use the terminal frequently, so MOTD/byobu or something else like "you ...
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Resource monitor for GPU

I'm looking for a tool similar to Top but for your graphics card instead of your CPU. I've got a Nvidia K1000M Quadro graphics card but I would prefer something that would work for all (or most) ...
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How I can monitor traffic on a certain port with munin? [closed]

How I can monitor traffic on a certain port with munin? I already use plugin port_ to see number of connection on a certain port, but I also need to see the traffic.
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Monitor CPU usage in unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity? Back when I used gnome-panels, I really liked the System Monitor applet. It let me keep an eye on ...
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Tools To Monitor Ubuntu Server?

I am looking for Web-Based tools to monitor Ubuntu Server ( disk space , ram , etc )                                                                   +                                               ...
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process control

Lets say I have a file, and the permissions of that file change.I want to log, report, and even require authentication for all changes to that file (even as root). as in, I do not want this file to ...
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Canonical landscape custom graph script needs interpeter

Okay so i am completely new to Landscape but i am starting to love it! I want to create a graph that runs the following command: netstat -an | grep -c 8105 Which will return a number of how many ...
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record of swap/memory usage - how to do it?

Here is a quick intro to the problem, but if you're interested only on the question, I think you may skip to the last paragraph. I have installed Ubuntu Mate on my laptop with the recommended amount ...
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What are the applications available to monitor a user screen activity?

Is there any application available to monitor a user screen activity for Ubuntu 12.04? Preferably in hidden mode so logged in user may not be able to find out if the user screen is being monitored ...