Provides statistics information from Dovecot server.
Statistics are taken from dovecot socket by executing
EXPORT global command.
More information about dovecot stats can be found on project wiki page.
Module isn't compatible with new statistic api (v2.3), but you are still able to use the module with Dovecot v2.3 by following upgrading steps..
Dovecot UNIX socket with R/W permissions for user
netdata or Dovecot with configured TCP/IP socket.
Module gives information with following charts:
- active sessions
commands - number of IMAP commands
disk in bytes/s
bytes in bytes/s
number of syscalls in syscalls/s
lookups - number of lookups per second
hits - number of cache hits
attempts - authorization attempts
cache - cached authorization hits
python.d/dovecot.conf configuration file using
edit-config from the Netdata config
directory, which is typically at
cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory, if different
sudo ./edit-config python.d/dovecot.conf
name : 'local'
host : '127.0.0.1'
port : 24242
name : 'local'
socket : '/var/run/dovecot/stats'
If no configuration is given, module will attempt to connect to dovecot using unix socket localized in
To troubleshoot issues with the
dovecot module, run the
python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The
output will give you the output of the data collection job or error messages on why the collector isn't working.
First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually they are located under
/usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's
not the case on your system, open
netdata.conf and look for the setting
plugins directory. Once you're in the
plugin's directory, switch to the
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata
Now you can manually run the
dovecot module in debug mode:
./python.d.plugin dovecot debug trace
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