[mrtg] Re: mrtg and monitoring disk usgae

Guillaume Groen (guillaume@bugaboo.nl) Guillaume at bugaboo.nl
Tue Mar 9 10:54:27 MET 2004

You can also monitor the diskspace by reading the snmp oid's and
graphing them. 
For the right value's it depends on the os type and version. But there
is a lot of info available on the net.


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Subject: [mrtg] Re: mrtg and monitoring disk usgae

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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