[rrd-users] scheduling RRD graph upates on a windows 2008 R2 platform

Devante Vargas devantev at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 19:28:42 CEST 2015

very cool. I was just looking at using powershell and schedule the
powershell script via task scheduler to run every 5 mins
the script I had in mind was something on the lines of:

$CMD = "rrdtool.exe"
$arg1 = "graph"
$arg2 = "graphs/graph.png"

& $CMD $arg1 $arg2 ...

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Brent Barr <b.barr at f5.com> wrote:

>  That works for small installations, but at some point you may grow to
> the point that the CPU and disk cycles needed for pointless updates is
> objectionable.
>  I've gone to a system that uses a python file to generate the graphs on
> the fly.  Request the HTML page and it takes 5+ seconds to go get the data
> and generate the charts for that page.  Means I only generate charts a few
> times a week, and that the data is always the freshest.
>  Brent
>   From: Devante Vargas <devantev at gmail.com>
> Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:35 AM
> To: "rrd-users at lists.oetiker.ch" <rrd-users at lists.oetiker.ch>
> Subject: [rrd-users] scheduling RRD graph upates on a windows 2008 R2
> platform
>   Hi guys,
>  Wondering how some of you on Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms are
> automating the graph updating?
> I currently am in a situation where my graph update is being run manually.
> Do you guys use batch files and then schedule them?
>  Thanks,
>  Devante Vargas
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