[Dovecot] traffic statistics (collectd / rrdtool)

Thomas Harold thomas-lists at nybeta.com
Thu Jun 27 23:42:12 EEST 2013

On 9/28/2010 3:34 AM, Martin Waschbüsch wrote:
> Am 26.09.2010 um 08:30 schrieb Mohit Chawla:
>> How about collectd ( http://collectd.org/ ) ?
> Looks like a good package, but I could not find a dovecot plugin? If
> you know of such an extension, that'd be awesome!
> Martin

(Since I'm setting up collectd this week, I'll resurrect this thread.)

My guess is that you could re-use something similar to the one that I 
found for postfix tracking.  It uses the 'tail' plugin of collectd and 
watches the /var/log/maillog file (on CentOS/RHEL).


Timo also posted two scripts last year, which I have yet to play with:

> I wrote two scripts, which you can use with the stats plugin enabled to get a better "doveadm stats top" than it currently is:
> http://dovecot.org/tools/stats-top.pl
> http://dovecot.org/tools/stats.pl

Mostly I'm looking for a way to track the number of connections in use.

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