[mrtg] Re: mrtg and monitoring disk usgae

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Tue Mar 9 10:26:49 MET 2004

On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 05:52:22PM +1100, ipguy wrote:

> i'm sure this is a studip question but i'm going to ask it anyway since i'm a 
> mrtg newbie.
> can i monitor disk usage (df or du) with mrtg ?

Stupid answer: yes.

Next question:  _How_ can I monitor disk usage with mrtg
Next Answer:

First make sure you know what you want to monitor -exactly-. There
is quite some difference between df and du.  There's quite some
difference between "df" and "df -i".  And so on.

Then write a program or script that returns the numbers you want
to monitor.  It must return at least one number and at most two
numbers.  Two is best (for future changes in MRTG).

Next thing is to worry about MRTG.  Read the manuals and focus on
the external program interface.  Because you already completed the
previous steps, integrating it with MRTG is peanuts.

Alternatively for steps #1 .. #3: hire a consultant.

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