What is drraw ?

drraw is a simple web based presentation front-end for RRDtool that allows you to interactively build graphs of your own design. A graph definition can be turned into a template which may be applied to many Round Robin Database files. drraw specializes in providing an easy mean of displaying data stored with RRDtool and does not care about how the data is collected, making it a great complement to other RRDtool front-ends.

drraw is extremely easy to install. If you already have a running web server with Perl installed, it should take you less than 10 minutes to get drraw running for testing. Furher configuration is also simple and kept to a minimum.

Why drraw ?

Unlike its predecessor (MRTG), RRDtool is not a tool that can be used on its own. Instead, it is a building block upon which many front-ends are built. Doing what MRTG does with RRDtool takes three pieces:
data collection engine right arrow RRDtool
(to store the data)
right arrow graphing engine
Most existing front-ends try to do everything, which drraw's author considers to be a design flaw for multiple reasons:

In contrast, drraw


drraw brings you the following features:

drraw in the real world


drraw is released under a BSD style license which should satisfy pretty much any use you may have for it, but if for some reason it doesn't, contact the author to make appropriate arrangements.



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