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Export logs from rsync daemon logs as influxdb timeseries

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Parse rsync server logs, compute statistics and store in influxdb.


ringserverstats is distributed on PyPI as a universal wheel.

    $ pip install rsyncstats

Influxdb configuration

This program will fill 2 measurements. You should configure a database for these, and configure a user with write priviledges.

Prepare database

First, create a database, a user, and retention policie.

create database rsyncdb
create user rsync with password 'rsyncer'
grant write on rsyncdb to rsync
grant read on rsyncdb to rsync
create retention policy rp_rsyncevents on rsync duration 1w replication 1
create retention policy rp_rsyncstats on rsync duration 520w replication 1


To work properly, this program needs the following environment variables set :

  • INFLUXDB_HOST : The host name or adress of influxdb server
  • INFLUXDB_PORT : The port number of influxdb server
  • INFLUXDB_USER : The influxdb user to authenticate to
  • INFLUXDB_PASS : The password to authenticate with
  • INFLUXDB_DB : The database name containing the metric
  • INFLUXDB_VERIFY_SSL : Set to yes or no to verify SSL connection
  • INFLUXDB_SSL : Should the connection go to https ?
$ ringserstats txlogs.log


The logs from rsync are metrics suitable for a timeserie database. The idea is to parse the logs, as in the exemple below, and to generate values to insert into an influxdb timeseries database.

The file grafana-dashboard.json can be imported into grafana to visualize this timeserie.

Used tags in influxdb :

show tag keys from rsyncevents
show tag keys from rsyncstats

The rsyncevents measure has several tags :

  • module : the rsync moduled accesed during transfer
  • geohash : location of the client in geohash format
  • hosthash : a hash of the client ip (usefull to correlate the clients requests)
  • city : an english city name

Because storing events in the longterm is not very relevant, the rsyncstats measurement groups all events by day, by host and by network. The retention policies discribed above will manage the time your data get stored in influxdb.


rsyncstats is distributed under the terms of the GPL v3 or later. See LICENSE file.


python3 sdist bdist_wheel



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