At long last, Boost 2.0 has made it from concept to reality. This boost release corrects a number of bug's that have plagued Boost since version 1.5.
This Plugin is compatible with Cacti 0.8.7+ as it is a PIA 2.x Plugin now. Therefore, it is installed just like all other PIA 2.x plugins. If you used old versions of boost, the modification to include/global.php can be removed after install.
Here is the ChangeLog for this release:
Please post your findings here relative to testing. The new inittab process should assist you if you are using the boost_server.php. I have personally deployed this at a site with over 54GBytes of RRD's and the I/O wait has gone to flat 0. The major updates only take place once every 4 hours and could be extended further. This is all while using MyISAM, so it's fault tolerant.--- 2.0 ---
bug: remove the base start time, it complicates things
bug: make version, force, and debug options consistent
bug: rrdupdates oftentimes caused gaps in graphs due to limit issues
feature: add an rrdtool output logging option
feature: support inittab for restarting the boost server
feature: support process locking control methodology
--- Known Issues ---
- If running the boost server, on RRDtool logging is not functional
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