carbon-cache [options] start


carbon-cache accepts metrics over various protocols and writes them to disk as efficiently as possible. This requires caching metric values in RAM as they are received, and flushing them to disk on an interval using the underlying whisper library.

The options are described below.


-h, --help Show the embedded help.

--debug Run in the foreground, log to stdout

--profile=PROFILE Record performance profile data to the given file

--pidfile=PIDFILE Write pid to the given file

--config=CONFIG Use the given config file

--logdir=LOGDIR Write logs in the given directory

--instance=INSTANCE Manage a specific carbon instance


carbon-cache, created by Chris Davis.

This manual page was written by Jonas Genannt <[email protected], for the Debian project (but may be used by others).