types.db - Data-set specifications for the system statistics collection daemon
if_octets rx:COUNTER:0:4294967295, tx:COUNTER:0:4294967295
The types.db file contains one line for each data-set specification. Each line
consists of two fields delimited by spaces and/or horizontal tabs. The first
field defines the name of the data-set, while the second field defines a list
of data-source specifications, delimited by spaces and, optionally, a comma
(",") right after each list-entry.
The format of the data-source specification has been inspired by RRDtool's
data-source specification. Each data-source is defined by a quadruple made up
of the data-source name, type, minimal and maximal values, delimited by colons
may be either ABSOLUTE
define the range of valid values
for data stored for this data-source. If U
is specified for either the
min or max value, it will be set to unknown, meaning that no range checks will
happen. See rrdcreate
(1) for more details.
The location of the types.db file is defined by the TypesDB
option (see collectd.conf
(5)). It defaults to collectd's shared data
directory, i. e. prefix/share/collectd/
If you want to specify custom types, you should do so by specifying a custom
file in addition to the default one (see FILES) above. You can do that by
having multiple TypesDB
statements in your configuration file or by
specifying more than one file in one line.
: Make sure to make this file available on all systems if you're
sending values over the network.
has been written by Florian Forster
<octo at collectd.org>.
This manpage has been written by Sebastian Harl
<sh at tokkee.org>.