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sysdbd-collectd-unixsock - collectd::unixsock plugin querying collectd


<LoadBackend "collectd::unixsock">
    Interval 60
<Backend "collectd::unixsock">
    <Instance "collector">
        Socket "/var/run/collectd-unixsock"
        TimeseriesBackend "rrdtool"
        TimeseriesBaseURL "/var/lib/collectd/rrd"


collectd::unixsock is a backend module which queries the system statistics collection daemon collectd using its unixsock interface. It connects to the daemon and periodically queries all hosts and metric names.


collectd::unixsock accepts the following configuration options:

Instance <name>

An instance block specifies a connection to collectd. The specified <name> is used to identify the connection internally but otherwise has no special meaning.
An instance block accepts the following configuration options:

Socket <path>

The path name of the UNIX domain socket provided by collectd’s unixsock plugin.

TimeseriesBackend <type>

The data-store type to be used to query time-series information of a metric. This setting relates to a collectd writer plugin. The data-store needs to be accessible from SysDB and the type needs to be supported by SysDB (through an appropriate time-series fetcher plugin like, for example, timeseries::rrdtool).

TimeseriesBaseURL <url>

The base URL for time-series data. This may be a path-name or a network address depending on the time-series backend type.


SysDB was written by Sebastian "tokkee" Harl <>.

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