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System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration
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Stopping and Disabling System Accounting

You can temporarily stop system accounting or permanently disable it.

How to Temporarily Stop System Accounting

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Edit the adm crontab file to stop the ckpacct, runacct, and monacct programs from running by commenting out the appropriate lines.
    # EDITOR=vi; export EDITOR
    # crontab -e adm
    #0 * * * * /usr/lib/acct/ckpacct
    #30 2 * * * /usr/lib/acct/runacct 2> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log
    #30 7 1 * * /usr/lib/acct/monacct
  3. Edit the root crontab file to stop the dodisk program from running by commenting out the appropriate line.
    # crontab -e
    #30 22 * * 4 /usr/lib/acct/dodisk
  4. Stop the system accounting program.
    # /etc/init.d/acct stop
  5. (Optional) Remove the newly added comment symbols from the crontab files.
  6. Restart the system accounting program to re-enable system accounting.
    # /etc/init.d/acct start

How to Permanently Disable System Accounting

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Edit the adm crontab file and delete the entries for the ckpacct, runacct, and monacct programs.
    # EDITOR=vi; export EDITOR
    # crontab -e adm
  3. Edit the root crontab file and delete the entries for the dodisk program.
    # crontab -e
  4. Remove the startup script for Run Level 2.
    # unlink /etc/rc2.d/S22acct
  5. Remove the stop script for Run Level 0.
    # unlink /etc/rc0.d/K22acct
  6. Stop the system accounting program.
    # /etc/init.d/acct stop
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