After migrating all of my sites over to my Linode VPS last week I thought I might try out their new Longview dashboard offering. I was very impressed by what it has to offer. The web-based process explorer is super handy.
Recently, I started receiving Disk IO alert emails; which is pretty cool. But I hadn’t gotten around to doing anything about it until now because the default threshold is relatively low and I knew the culprit had to be bitcoind instead of something potentially serious. Since my blockchain experiments are temporarily on hold, I decided to stop the bitcoind daemon and give the alert emails a rest.
Afterwards, I tucked into the Longview process explorer and selected the bitcoind process for visual confirmation. The screenshot below shows the process-specific graphs that I saw.
Clearly, stopping the daemon has freed up some resources. Linode, Longview is fantastic. I’m doubtful that DigitalOcean provides anything comparably as cool with their $5/month VPS offering.