collectd as alternative to RTG for high-resolution polling and long term storage?

Ulf Zimmermann ulf at
Wed Mar 16 19:20:35 UTC 2016

Be aware that collectd itself is a collection agent. It doesn't include
(last I checked) a grapher. There are however a number of graphers out
there to work with those RRD files, if you use that to store the data.

I personally have been using collectd across hundreds of Linux systems,
using rrdcached to a central collector and wrote my own grapher for that
stuff I am interested int.


On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Eric Kuhnke <eric.kuhnke at> wrote:

> Would anyone care to share their experience using collectd as an
> alternative to rtg for high-resolution polling of interface traffic and
> long term storage?
> I am investigating the various options for large data set size, lossless
> long term traffic charting (not RRAs which lose precision over time). One
> possible use is precision 95th billing.


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