[mrtg] Re: How do you make MRTG run faster?

Larry Sheldon lsheldon at creighton.edu
Thu Oct 21 22:03:26 MEST 1999

> Good afternoon from the wonderful state of CT.

And from Nebraska!

> I have one line item in my crontab that executes all of the instances
> (29) of MRTG that I want to run in the background. I thought about
> breaking out the Targets into seperate files, but from I can find in the
> e-mail log files this is '''not''' the way to do it.

I wasn't bright enough to notice that--when ever a cronjob starts to run more
than a a couple of minutes, I stop putting new stuff in the related .cfg
file, start a new cron job a minute later, with its own .cfg.

I'm now up to eight of them--yes, each of three of them share a "minute"
with another one--that seems not to matter, probably because in the mean-time
I forlifted a quicker machine under them.

But it works just fine.
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