[mrtg] Re: crontab

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Tue Mar 23 17:39:51 MET 2004

On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:41:59PM -0300, Jose Julian Buda wrote:
> What is the time that i need to setup the crontab file ?
> is this ok ?
> */1 * * * * root /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg.cfg

The /1 is useless.  *If* you want to run mrtg every minute just write
a star and get rid of the "/1".

MRTG will get a slightly better idea of the maximum rates (because they
are seen over a one-minute period in stead of a five-minute period).

IMHO this is not worth the effort.  If you need a high precision on
your maximum rate, get yourself some hardware box that measures every
second (or better).

Running MRTG every minute may prove to be too much for your hardware/OS.

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