[collectd] Nightly cron jobs...

Josh Jacob josh.jacob at hansoninc.com
Thu Jan 12 14:03:05 CET 2012


	Thank you very much for the response. It looks like the exec or unixsock plugin with a custom interval of 86,400 seconds (for a task that only runs once a day) may work for nightly cron tasks.

- josh

On Jan 11, 2012, at 2:32 PM, Cyril Feraudet wrote:

>> 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 ...
> Cyril

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