[SOLVED] Graphical Conf of Persistence with RRD4J

(Stephan Krebs) #1

Hi girls and guys,

I’m new to OH and now playing around a lil bit by now. But as I’m building my house at the moment, I know that I will use it in future for everything!

As I read today, that OH2RC1 is out by now, I downloaded it. And I really love it! To test first things, I made a Yahoo Weather Binding Thing in Paper UI what works pretty easy. But now I would like to make a Persistence Graph in HabPanel. I installed the Addon “RRD4J”. And now I’m stuck. Is there a tutorial or something around, how I get the PaperUI created item values into the RRD4J database and then show them in HABPanel?

Thank you for this great Community! Thank you for this Free Software!


(Jürgen Baginski) #2

Follow the wiki on openhab persistence it is still valid (Wiki
The only difference to OH2 , the latter has configuration files for each feature instead of one openhab.config.
If you need further assistance , just yell.

(Stephan Krebs) #3

Well, I have read it yet, but my intention was to do this with the graphical interface… :frowning:

(Angelos) #4

Unfortunately, you cannot configure the persistence service(s) using the Paper UI (or another GUI) (for now? :slight_smile: )

You can only set the default one in Paper UI -> Configuration -> System -> Persistence -> Default Service

You will have to work with flat configuration files. You will need to use 2 files for RRD4J persistence:
/etc/openhab2/services/rrd4j.cfg & /etc/openhab2/persistence/rrd4j.persist (assuming you are on a linux apt-get installation)

By the way: openHAB 2.0.0 Stable Release is already out. You can get it from here: https://bintray.com/openhab/mvn/openhab-distro/2.0.0


and if you are interested in advanced graphing stuff, take a look @:

(Jürgen Baginski) #5

If I’m not mistaken Grafana doesn’t work on HabPanel. However you can easily use the interactive n3-line-chart. The Setup is done via HabPanel, once you have a setup your persistence, the creation of a chart is done in a minute.

(Angelos) #6

I tried it and it seems to work (it also updates the chart)

I added a frame widget in HABPanel and used the Embed share option of the chart from Grafana (copied the URL)

(Jürgen Baginski) #7

Sorry, .Me=wrong

(Rich Koshak) #8

I might be worth adding this little tidbit to @ThomDietrich’s original tutorial. I’ve assumed, like @opus, that it wouldn’t work. I wonder if there are a lot of Habpanel who avoid it thinking it won’t work and non-Habpanl users avoid Habpanal because of this.

Though, the built in charting of Habpanal is pretty good too.

( ) #9

Done InfluxDB+Grafana persistence and graphing

@Dim would you provide me with a nice screenshot, maybe with a smaller graph surrounded by some HABPanel’try ??

(Angelos) #10

bada bing bada boom

Options: (I like #1 the best :slight_smile:)

1: http://imageshack.com/a/img921/7315/8cVTIE.png
2: http://imageshack.com/a/img921/459/WKALdE.png
3: http://imageshack.com/a/img922/3189/izmStf.png

( ) #11

Amazing. Thank you very much! It’s up there and will be a great help for many. :tada:

(Klaus Ostwaldt) #12

Hi folks,
I´m also quiet new in openhab2 and tested the rrd4j-addon.
Works as it should but when I watch the chart in BasicUI the legend is always inside the chart, allthough there´s enough space on the left or right side.
Is there any chance to change the position of the legend?

thanks in advance