[mrtg] Performance

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Tue Nov 18 19:54:32 CET 2008

Today McDonald, Dan wrote:

> are you running rrdtool or rateup?  rrdtool consumes less cpu, but a bit
> more disk access, so you need a nice fast disk array.

RRDtool uses much less resources than mrtg/rateup however you slice
it. where rateup does a full read/write cycle for every update,
rrdtool reads only the file haeader and writes a few bytes in the
rest of the space ...


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