[mrtg] Re: mrtg polling more frequently than 5 minutes?

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Tue Aug 15 11:03:47 MEST 2000

Roisman, Dani wrote:
> First of all, I must admit that I have not read through all the posts,
> looking for an answer to this question.  But I did buy Tobi a CD a few
> months back, so that should get me 1 free repetious question, right?

Uhm, only from Tobi ... :)

Oh well, here's the answer:

> I'm not big on running the beta code for my main monitoring software, so I
> can't use snmpv2.  What I'd really like is to be able to poll my interfaces
> every 2 minutes.
> Is there any reason that I shouldn't hack up mrtg to allow me to do so?

You do not have to change anything in your config file.

Make sure your box can handle the load, then start mrtg every two minutes
from cron.  MRTG will still store the samples in five minute intervals
but it will collect them every two minutes --> problem is less visible.

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