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SPINE(1) User Commands SPINE(1)


SPINE - Data Collector for Cacti


spine [options] [[firstid lastid] || [-H/--hostlist='hostid1,hostid2,...,hostidn']]


SPINE 1.2.25 Copyright 2004-2023 by The Cacti Group


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Start polling with host id X
End polling with host id X
Poll the list of host ids, separated by comma's
Set the poller id to X
Read spine configuration from file F
Override DB settings 'set' with value 'V'
Refresh the device System Mib data
For remote pollers, the operating mode. Options include: online, offline, recovery. The default is 'online'.
Spine will not write output to the DB
Logging is performed to standard output
Set logging verbosity to <V>

Either both of --first/--last must be provided, a valid hostlist must be provided. In their absence, all hosts are processed.

Without the --conf parameter, spine searches for its spine.conf file in the usual places.

Verbosity is one of NONE/LOW/MEDIUM/HIGH/DEBUG or 1..5

Runtime options are read from the 'settings' table in the Cacti database, but they can be overridden with the --option=S:V parameter.

Spine is distributed under the Terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1. ( For more information, see

March 2024 SPINE 1.2.25 Copyright 2004-2023 by The Cacti Group