Aside from being a superb MRTG and smokeping backend, rrdtools is a surprisingly good database and graphing tool for scientific an technical applications, which in my case, it’s for storing and charting pilot scale reactors process variables.
We all know that the Win32 binaries for RRDtool on its website is rarely updated, if at all, with the most recent Win32 binary version being 1.2.30 while the latest RRDtool is already 1.4.4.
If you don’t want the hassle of compiling it from scratch, here’s the working binary of RRDtool 1.4.4 compiled using Visual C++ 2010. All dependent libraries are included, save for not so GPL friendly Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable, which you can download from Microsoft.com
- The rrd_flushcached function in the Perl module RRDs.pm does NOT work. You won’t need this to run MRTG etc anyway!