[Nottingham] [Talk] This *THURS* 20/07/06: Linuxing snippets

Graeme Fowler graeme at graemef.net
Fri Jul 21 16:37:09 BST 2006

On 21/07/2006 16:06, Tom Bird wrote:
> You can make much prettier graphs with rrdtool.  Also, updating a 
> database file rather than up to 4 images appeals to my sense of efficiency.

Thanks for the egg-sucking lesson :-/

I chivvied that one up in a hurry because MRTG was there, and I didn't 
want to install something heavy like Cacti just to do basic graphing. Or 
conjure something up myself (which although I have templates to do it 
using Perl, to be honest I simply CBA).

As for the updates... strictly speaking, MRTG uses a database file. It's 
just a comparatively inefficient one :)
For sites (not mine, I must say) where there are large numbers of page 
views, generating a static image which updates periodically is far more 
efficient than generating four images via CGI for every page view.

Those of you who are still Pipex staff (or DS customers) have probably 
got access to part or all of a fairly wide range of tools/monitors I've 
written using RRDTool.


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