[mrtg] Re: MRTG logging to a database
daniel.parsons at imlnetwork.com
Mon Nov 12 07:11:11 MET 2001
I have been asked to find a front end that will do SNMP queries on
routers and log to an database that can be accessed via ODBC (for
We are already using RRDtool for doing traffic analysis (and I thik it
is fabulous) but the OID data that we want to collect now needs to be
kept indefinitely (maybe as much as 3 or 4 years worth) for long term
trends. The boss is worried about using RRDs because they aggregate the
data over time and lose the precise figures.
I wanted to use mrtg because of the features of cfgmaker and so forth.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dana Hudes [mailto:dhudes at hudes.org]
> Sent: Monday, 12 November 2001 7:03 p.m.
> To: Daniel Parsons
> Cc: mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [mrtg] MRTG logging to a database
> Postgresql has a timestamp data type.
> But I think you should reconsider logging to sql/rdbms.
> This is time series data and RRDtool is the sophisticated
> approach to handling it.
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Daniel Parsons wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 15:48:54 +1300
> > From: Daniel Parsons <daniel.parsons at imlnetwork.com>
> > To: mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch
> > Subject: [mrtg] MRTG logging to a database
> > Hi,
> > I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to get MRTG log its
> data to a
> > relational database (possibly via ODBC).
> > I don't speak perl so I was kind of hoping that someone out
> there had
> > already done something like this.
> > Cheers,
> > D.
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