[collectd] ASK: Enable plugin MySQL in collect

Fabian Wenk fabian at wenks.ch
Fri Jun 1 15:25:57 CEST 2012


On 09.05.2012 10:24, Kinh Vân Bộ wrote:
> But I can enable plugin MySQL, I uncomment some lines in file config
> collectd.confg and restart collectd (/etc/init.d/collect restart)
>>  LoadPlugin mysql
>>  <Plugin mysql>
>>          <Database "my_database">
>>                  Host "localhost"
>>                  User "user"
>>                  Password "password"
>>                  Port "3306"
>>                  Socket "/var/run/mysqld/mysqld3.sock"
>>          </Database>
>>  </Plugin>
>>  After i access my collectd, but plugin MySQL's not appearance so I hope
> your support, it'll help me out. Thank you.

For the MySQL Plugin to work, you need to create a user in MySQL. 
This can be done with this commands (replace <password> with a 
random string of letters and numbers):

mysql -u root -p
mysql> create user 'collectd'@'localhost' identified by '<password>';
mysql> exit

If you want to monitor the whole MySQL server (and not only a 
single database on that server) then you can use this in the 
collectd.conf (again, replace <password> with the same letters 
and numbers as you have used above in MySQL, also verify the path 
to the Socket):

<Plugin mysql>
         <Database "">
                 Host "localhost"
                 Socket "/var/run/mysqld/mysqld3.sock"
                 User "collectd"
                 Password "<password>"

> And please can I ask one question, when I comment some line and restart
> collect but they still apearance, I don't know why :(, please help me.

If you do disable plugins after they have been in use, collectd 
does not remove the already generated *.rrd files. You need to 
manually remove them.


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