[mrtg] Looking for help setting up email notification for mrtg2.16.2 running on a window server.

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Aug 11 23:42:05 CEST 2009

Under windows things work differently to unix (of course)

You can either

 1.  install a third-party scheduling software that does a similar job to cron and use that,
 2.  install MRTG as a Windows service and run in daemon mode (probably the best option, unless you have a peculiar configuration)

One problem with (2) is that the multithreading doesn't work with windows, so if you have a large configuration, you may need several instances.  A problem with (1) is that you end up with many perl instances which is very memory hungry and is not able to fully take advantage of the rrdtool performance enhancements added in 1.3.

Documentation is available online on how to use svrany.exe to create a new windows service.  This is also detailed in the book :) www.steveshipway.org/book<http://www.steveshipway.org/book> (blatant self-promotion there)


From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mailto:mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Mersberger, Robert
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Subject: [mrtg] Looking for help setting up email notification for mrtg2.16.2 running on a window server.

I am reposting this message because I did not receive any responses.

Still looking for help

I am in the process of building a windows server for Mrtg2.16.2 and I am trying to find a way to sent email notification from mrtg when an error occurs.  In Unix this was handled by cron.  I am running mrtg through a batch file that is setup as an scheduled task.

This is what is in by batch file

perl c:\mrtg-2.16.2\bin\mrtg --logging=c:\mrtg_setup\mrtg-2.16.2.log c:\mrtg_setup\MRTG_MASTER\Facilities_2811.cfg

If I want to see if errors are happening I have to edit the mrtg-2.16.2.log files . what do I have to do to make this work like it did with cron.

Thanks for any help given.

Robert Mersberger
LAN Consultant, Information Technology
Phone 479-201-3442
Fax 479-478-3837
Email robert.mersberger at goldenliving.com
Golden Living
1000 Fianna Way
Fort Smith, AR 72919

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