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

Dale W. Carder dwcarder at
Wed Mar 16 19:52:34 UTC 2016

Thus spake Eric Kuhnke (eric.kuhnke at on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:45:26AM -0700:
> 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).

No, the storage interval is configurable and so are the (optional) 
consolidation functions.  You may want to look tuning at the defaults 
your application is choosing.


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