[smokeping-users] Correct smokeping config

Vinny_Abello at Dell.com Vinny_Abello at Dell.com
Mon Feb 28 23:22:19 CET 2011

As Darren said, this is likely a permissions issue. Usually only the rrd file owner has rw permission. The most common problem I see that causes this is someone launched smokeping under the wrong user account (like root) instead of the user it should be running under. As a result, all rrd files are owned by root. When you restart and specify the right user, all the files that were previously created cannot be modified by the correct user account, hence graphs not updating. A quick chown -R of the datadir specifying the appropriate user account is usually the fix. Just check and see who owns all the rrd files. Change it to whatever the appropriate account smokeping should be running under. Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: smokeping-users-bounces+vinny_abello=dell.com at lists.oetiker.ch [mailto:smokeping-users-bounces+vinny_abello=dell.com at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Darren Murphy
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 2:18 AM
To: Kris De Rocker
Cc: smokeping-users at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: Re: [smokeping-users] Correct smokeping config

On 25 February 2011 08:06, Kris De Rocker <kdr at kdr.ms> wrote:

> - i've added 2 new smokes, restart smokeping and...smokeping doesn't 
> generate RRD files

The first thing that I would check is file/directory permissions.
Assuming that you are running apache, make sure that your apache user is able to write to the directory you've specified for your rrd files.


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