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

Louis Kowolowski louisk at
Wed Mar 16 19:35:26 UTC 2016

On 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.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that collectd uses RRD files for the backend, which you said you don’t want.

You might check out Grafana ( <>). Its based off graphite and uses something like opentsdb or influxdb for the backend. I think this is probably more what you’re looking for.

Louis Kowolowski                                louisk at <mailto:louisk at>
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