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NAME

       types.db - Data-set specifications for the system statistics collection
       daemon collectd

SYNOPSIS

         bitrate    value:GAUGE:0:4294967295
         counter    value:COUNTER:U:U
         if_octets  rx:COUNTER:0:4294967295, tx:COUNTER:0:4294967295

DESCRIPTION

       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 (":"): ds-name:ds-type:min:max. ds-type may
       be either COUNTER or GAUGE. min and max 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.

FILES

       The location of the types.db file is defined by the TypesDB
       configuration option (see collectd.conf(5)). It defaults to collectd’s
       shared data directory, i. e. prefix/share/collectd/.

CUSTOM TYPES

       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.

       For example:

        TypesDB "/opt/collectd/share/collectd/types.db"
        TypesDB "/opt/collectd/etc/types.db.custom"

       Note: Make sure to make this file available on all systems if you’re
       sending values over the network.

SEE ALSO

       collectd(1), collectd.conf(5), rrdcreate(1)

AUTHOR

       collectd has been written by Florian Forster <octo at verplant.org>.

       This manpage has been written by Sebastian Harl <sh at tokkee.org>.