[mrtg] Re: ? on includes (I think)

Patrick Bartkus patrckb at hotmail.com
Fri May 18 14:06:33 MEST 2001


The issue is that WorkDir is a GLOBAL parameter. That is a feature not a bug 

Global means that it applies to every target in this run of MRTG.

If you want different WorkDir you have to run a different instance of MRTG.

You could use the Directory[] parameter on a per-Target basis. But 
understand that this directory will go under the WorkDir.

Using Include: statements is a good method to organize your configs. I keep 
seperate .cfg files for each device and then I have one Include: at the 
beginning that is a config file that contains just global parameters for 
this run.

I also use different sets of Includes: in a different config file to 
organize different views. In other words, the config file that MRTG runs is 
not the same config that 14all.cgi runs. This way I can group certain 
devices onto seperate web pages.

So the config that MRTG runs contains all cfg files with similar global 
parameters. The config that 14all.cgi runs only includes devices that have 
something in common such as the router port and servers that belong to one 

Patrick Bartkus, CCNP Certified	Sr. Network Support Analyst
Fleet Mortgage (soon to be Wash. Mutual)    Columbia, SC
If truth was not absolute, how could there be justice?

Garry W. Cook wrote:
>I previously had run 5 seperate instances of MRTG for the 5 regions of my
>network. Well, I decided to script a daemon and point it at a single config
>file that would include the original 5 configs.
>Now all of my rrds end up in the same directory, the last region, due to 
>problem mentioned below.
>Any ideas on how to get around this?
>Garry W. Cook
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Behalf Of Daniel R . Kilbourne
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 6:28 AM
> >
> > heh....fixed my own problem after Daniel McDonald mentioned the
> > WorkDir settings...
> > it got me thinking, and I solved my issue
> > I was victim of a feature (I think).
> >
> >
> > The first 74 included cfg files all had the same workdir, but the
> > last 2 I added had a different workdir..
> >
> > so, it looks like mrtg must read all the configs first, take the
> > last workdir specified, and use that for everything
> > since the rrd's were bing updated, just in the wrong directory

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