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RRD Tool
RRD is an acronym for Round Robin Database. RRD is a system to store and display time-series data (i.e. network bandwidth, machine-room temperature, server load average). It stores the data in a very compact way that will not expand over time. It does this by processing the data to enforce a certain data density, and can create graphs based on the stored data. It can be used either via simple wrapper scripts (from a shell or Perl) or via frontends that poll network devices and put a friendly user interface on it.


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GPLv2Janet Casey30 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Tobi Oetiker Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Help E-mail
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build automake
Required to build libtool
Required to build Perl
Required to build GNU make
Required to build autoconf

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 July 2005.


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