types.db - Data-set specifications for the system statistics collection
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 (":"): ds-name:ds-type:min:max. ds-type may
be either ABSOLUTE, COUNTER, DERIVE, 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
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/.
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.
Note: Make sure to make this file available on all systems if you're
sending values over the network.
collectd(1), collectd.conf(5), rrdcreate(1)
collectd has been written by Florian Forster <octo at verplant.org>.
This manpage has been written by Sebastian Harl <sh at tokkee.org>.