[rrd-developers] storing arbitrary metadata in rrd

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Mon Oct 19 00:49:17 CEST 2009

Hi Spike,

Yesterday Spike Spiegel wrote:

> Hi,
> I believe this topic has come up before and unless I missed it I do
> not recall or could find a solution and I keep bumping into situations
> where I'd pay for that support, and I mean literally :). Unfortunately
> iirc there was some major rewrite necessary in order to be able to
> support such feature, which as a result meant that this wasn't going
> to happen any time soon. Is that correct? and if yes, has the
> situation changed? I'd like to make sure of what is what before
> seriously considering to ship an sqlite file with my rrds (and use
> uuids for rrdnames). Even a large set of rrds with a few attributes
> would be pretty small and fit in memory and in terms of writes it
> shouldn't be that much I/O overhead.

I plan to incorporate such a facility with the portable data format
rewrite ... scheduled for the 1.5 series ...

note though, many people are fairing well by placing a *.meta file
next to each rrd file containing the necessary information.

> thanks

Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
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