Upstart configuration for rrdcached

This example sets up a dedicated rrdcached instance for munin.

If rrdcached stops, it is restarted.

A pre-start script ensures we have the needed directories

A post-start script adds permissions for the munin fastcgi process. This assumes that your fastcgi graph process is running as the user “www-data”, and that the file system is mounted with “acl”.

description "munin instance of rrdcached"
author "Stig Sandbeck Mathisen <>"

start on filesystem
stop on runlevel [!2345]

# respawn
umask 022

pre-start script
  install -d -o munin -g munin -m 0755 /var/lib/munin/rrdcached-journal
  install -d -o munin -g munin -m 0755 /run/munin
end script

  start-stop-daemon \
        --start \
        --chuid munin \
        --exec /usr/bin/rrdcached \
        --pidfile /run/munin/ \
        -- \
        -g \
        -p /run/munin/ \
        -B -b /var/lib/munin/ \
        -F -j /var/lib/munin/rrdcached-journal/ \
        -m 0660 -l unix:/run/munin/rrdcached.sock \
        -w 1800 -z 1800 -f 3600
end script

post-start script
  sleep 1
  setfacl -m u:www-data:rw /run/munin/rrdcached.sock
end script