[collectd] Nightly cron jobs...

Cyril Feraudet collectd at feraudet.com
Wed Jan 11 20:32:30 CET 2012

> Is anyone using collectd to track performance of batch scripts or cron jobs? I have some nightly tasks that take X amount of time and process N number of records. I would like to be able to gather the results for analysis over time so I could see when time/records are increasing. Is anyone using collectd for this or do you rely on something else for this kind of statistics gathering? If you are using collectd, how does it line up with other traditional statistics like CPU, memory, etc. that change more rapidly?
> - josh

Hi Josh,

We use collectd at work (French Bank) to collectd traditional performances of actually 4275 servers. 
We use also Collectd to retrieve several information about batch, power consuption, etc by using custom "types" and "notifications".
The easier  way is to use unixsock plugin to send custom statistics and/or notification.
About collect interval you can pick them each second if necessary ...


More information about the collectd mailing list