installScript VS Collectd

Compare installScript vs Collectd and see what are their differences.

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installScript Collectd
24 7
861 2,884
4.8% 0.6%
0.0 7.8
26 days ago 9 days ago
Shell C
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of installScript. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-06.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Collectd. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-24.
  • μMon: Stupid simple monitoring
    12 projects | | 24 Sep 2023 does the gathering (and writing to RRDTool database, if you so desire) part very well. Many plugins, easy to add more (just return one line of text)

    Still need RRD viewere but that's not a huge stack

    And it scales all the way to hundreds of hosts, as on top of network send/receive of stats it supports few other write formats aside from just RRD files.

    12 projects | | 24 Sep 2023
    why not use which is in C and used by openwrt's luci already along with rrdtool, small in size, low on resource, and has so many plugins already?
  • Post Mortem on Mastodon Outage with 30k users
    4 projects | | 4 Dec 2022
    Then you will have same problems but now you can bother manufacturer about it!

    Also unless there is something horribly wrong about how often data is written, that SSD should run for ages.

    We ran (for a test) consumer SSDs in busy ES cluster and they still lasted like 2 years just fine

    The whole setup was a bit of overcomplicated too. RAID10 with 5+1 or 7+1 (yes Linux can do 7 drive RAID10) with hotspare woud've been entirely fine, easier, and most likely faster. You need backups anyway so ZFS doesn't give you much here, just extra CPU usage

    Either way, monitoring wait per drive (easy way is to just plug collectd [1] into your monitoring stack, it is light and can monitor A TON of different metrics)

    * [1]

  • PHP7.4 Installation Fail
    2 projects | /r/OpenMediaVault | 29 Dec 2021
    Setting up php7.4-fpm (7.4.25-1+deb11u1) ... Job for php7.4-fpm.service failed because a fatal signal was delivered to the co ntrol process. See "systemctl status php7.4-fpm.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details. invoke-rc.d: initscript php7.4-fpm, action "start" failed. ● php7.4-fpm.service - The PHP 7.4 FastCGI Process Manager Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/php7.4-fpm.service; enabled; vendor pre set: enabled) Active: failed (Result: signal) since Mon 2021-12-27 23:53:51 GMT; 215ms ag o Docs: man:php-fpm7.4(8) Process: 2755 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/php-fpm7.4 --nodaemonize --fpm-config /etc /php/7.4/fpm/php-fpm.conf (code=killed, signal=ILL) Process: 2756 ExecStopPost=/usr/lib/php/php-fpm-socket-helper remove /run/ph p/php-fpm.sock /etc/php/7.4/fpm/pool.d/www.conf 74 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCES S) Main PID: 2755 (code=killed, signal=ILL) CPU: 281ms Dec 27 23:53:51 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting The PHP 7.4 FastCGI Process Man ager... Dec 27 23:53:51 raspberrypi systemd[1]: php7.4-fpm.service: Main process exited, code=killed, status=4/ILL Dec 27 23:53:51 raspberrypi systemd[1]: php7.4-fpm.service: Failed with result ' signal'. Dec 27 23:53:51 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Failed to start The PHP 7.4 FastCGI Proc ess Manager. dpkg: error processing package php7.4-fpm (--configure): installed php7.4-fpm package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1 Setting up collectd (5.12.0-7.1) ... Job for collectd.service failed because a fatal signal was delivered to the cont rol process. See "systemctl status collectd.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details. invoke-rc.d: initscript collectd, action "restart" failed. ● collectd.service - Statistics collection and monitoring daemon Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/collectd.service; enabled; vendor prese t: enabled) Active: activating (auto-restart) (Result: signal) since Mon 2021-12-27 23: 53:52 GMT; 200ms ago Docs: man:collectd(1) man:collectd.conf(5) Process: 2768 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/collectd -t (code=killed, signal=SEGV) CPU: 24ms dpkg: error processing package collectd (--configure): installed collectd package post-installation script subprocess returned error e xit status 1 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openmediavault: openmediavault depends on collectd; however: Package collectd is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing package openmediavault (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: php7.4-fpm collectd openmediavault E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
  • CPU Performance of a docker minecraft java server on Raspberry Pi 4
    4 projects | /r/admincraft | 4 Oct 2021
    For metrics storage I'm using a Graphite database and the graph UI itself is Grafana. To get these I'm using the Debian repos they supply with mostly off-the-shelf configs. For collecting metrics from the Pi to send to Graphite I use collectd. It has a lot of off-the-shelf plugins you can use to grab metrics like CPU usage & load average, network in/out, memory stats etc. The Minecraft-specific stuff you can get from configuring collectd plugins as well, like the tick lag graph I use the "tail" plugin to follow and parse the server log.
  • Lightweight alternative to Grafana
    2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 29 Mar 2021
    For monitoring, personally I use collectd and Collectd Graph Panel (sadly the latter is abandoned, but it still works fine)

What are some alternatives?

When comparing installScript and Collectd you can also consider the following projects:

Telegraf - The plugin-driven server agent for collecting & reporting metrics.

prometheus - The Prometheus monitoring system and time series database.

Collectl - Extending collectl to send process data to graphite

Statsd - Daemon for easy but powerful stats aggregation

Diamond - Diamond is a python daemon that collects system metrics and publishes them to Graphite (and others). It is capable of collecting cpu, memory, network, i/o, load and disk metrics. Additionally, it features an API for implementing custom collectors for gathering metrics from almost any source.

Ganglia - Ganglia Web Frontend

Packetbeat - :tropical_fish: Beats - Lightweight shippers for Elasticsearch & Logstash

tcollector - Data collection framework for OpenTSDB

Grafana - The open and composable observability and data visualization platform. Visualize metrics, logs, and traces from multiple sources like Prometheus, Loki, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, Postgres and many more.

Facette - Time series data visualization software

InfluxDB - Scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics