InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana on a Raspberry PI

The combination of InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana lets you collect and visualise almost any data. Here is who is doing what:

  • InfluxDB is a time-series database
  • Telegraf is an agent collecting data and sending it to InfluxDB
  • Grafana is a tool to visualize data using dashboard. Is supports, InfluxDB as a data source, amonst many others.

The result of this tutorial will be a nice dashboard of the system usage on a Raspberry PI.

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Windows (Samba) Share on a Raspberry PI

Assuming you are working  somewhere with a small team and you need a local Windows share to collaborate on documents and oder data. A first choice would obviously be to use Dropbox or a similar cloud service. However if you do not want to send your data to another company or if your internet connection is unstable, you might want to use a server in your local network. My suggestion here is the following: Grab yourself a Rapberry PI, configure a Windows compatible Samba share and start using it.

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