Does anyone use RRDTool as a graphing backend for tools you develop. I am finding that it is awesome for storage of time-series data and generating graphs.
anyone else using it that cares to share their experiences? http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/
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i played a lot with RRDTool a few years ago.
I just revisited it today and wrote some simple python bindings.
this framework makes it really easy to create custom storage/graphing backends to be used from Python tools.
Hope to release some open source code for this eventually.
I've used it quite a bit for time-series data - and I agree it's excellent for that.
I found it really good for setting up a zero maintenance solution for ongoing monitoring - it just takes care of the summarisation and roll-over of historical data.
It's also easy to display trends by week/month/year etc.
Yea, RRDTool is very useful for quickly building monitoring systems without the need for a database or external graphing modules.
I started a project on Google Code where I am creating a set of Python tools to make dealing with RRD's less painful (setting up RRD's can be painful if you don't know what you are doing)
anyone interested can check it out here: http://code.google.com/p/rrdpy/
I just built a simple HTTP monitor using RRDTool.
info here: http://code.google.com/p/rrdpy/
scripts here: http://code.google.com/p/rrdpy/source/browse/trunk