netdata: A remarkable server monitoring utility.

I wanted to write a short introduction to a tool that I’ve been using a lot on my newest servers and development projects. This tool seriously provides the most amazing way of monitoring and comprehending your server’s performance and other metrics that I’ve seen in such a simple, lightweight installation. Here’s the current RAM utilization of my server, thanks to netdata: From the readme: netdata is a system for distributed real-time performance and health monitoring. It provides unparalleled insights, in real-time, of everything happening on the system it runs (including…

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Enable usage history on your Synology NAS to monitor performance

Performance of Synology devices out of the box can only be monitored in real-time. This is fine, but when you start installing packages, transferring data, and the NAS starts doing its thing — well you might be left wondering at times “what’s going on?”. You can see up to fifteen minutes in historical data, however this still isn’t sufficient in my opinion for any practical use. These devices can be relatively low-spec in contrast to traditional storage mediums. I purchased a Synology DS416play to replace a FreeNAS server I no longer wished to…

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