[rrd-users] rrdtool without glib2 on FreeBSD

Steven Hartland killing at multiplay.co.uk
Mon Jun 9 11:22:03 CEST 2014

We run it on ZFS with compression and it makes a massive difference
to performance :)

While rrd's are binary until they are full, which takes years then
there's a massive space saving to be had, we see a compressionratio
of 8.05x and a refcompressratio or 8.15x with lzjb.

If your running 10 I'd recommend trying lz4 which is significantly
quicker in all regards.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan Parvu" <sparvu at systemdatarecorder.org>
To: "Steven Hartland" <killing at multiplay.co.uk>
Cc: <rrd-users at lists.oetiker.ch>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2014 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [rrd-users] rrdtool without glib2 on FreeBSD

>> Yep we use it here, works well just build from ports or install
>> the package :)
> We used to make our own rrdtool package along with some libs in order to
> separate from OS installation. 
> We are currently testing to see how well rrdtool works next to ZFS, 
> in terms of:
>  - speed (benefit to cache everything in RAM)
>  - compression has any benefit at all ? rrd files are binary files so compression
>    here might not help at all.
>  - pool type: raidz2, raidz3 speed differences vs say LSI HDW RAID 6, 10
>  - rrdcached
> thanks,
> -- 
> Stefan Parvu <sparvu at systemdatarecorder.org>

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