[smokeping-users] Re: Using Rsync

Marc Powell marc at ena.com
Fri Jul 22 19:51:48 MEST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: smokeping-users-bounce at list.ee.ethz.ch [mailto:smokeping-users-
> bounce at list.ee.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of King, Michael
> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 12:41 PM
> To: Smokeping Users
> Subject: [smokeping-users] Using Rsync
> Anyone willing to share they're Rsync config?  I've never used it
> before, and I'm having a little trouble figuring it out.
> We want to have a bunch of remote machine's collecting the smokping
> information, but then use Rsync to move the RRD's back to a main host
> for graphing.

If you enable passwordless ssh access from your collectors to the
central host you can do the following from your collector --

/usr/bin/rsync -az --delete -W -e /usr/bin/ssh
/usr/local/smokeping/var/[some branch]

We opted to use the -W (whole file) option since bandwidth usage wasn't
a consideration for us. I'm not sure if rsync's partial file support
works with rrd files so YMMV if you use that. We sync 6G of rrd files
every 3 hours using this method and haven't had any problems in 3 years.


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