[mrtg] Re: log format - update problem
Rainer.Bawidamann at rz.uni-ulm.de
Wed Dec 13 18:06:33 MET 2000
In article <8105D63CD4AFD0119B0800805FC1D1FC01D02928 at elk_elk_ms01.aaa-midatlantic.com>,
JBrady at midatlantic.aaa.com ("Brady, Jeff") writes:
> When the "Gauge" option is turned on, the graphs look perfect, an ever
> increasing blue line, growing about 300 units (e-mail messages) per 5 minute
> interval, check the MRTG log files and they are being populated with data as
> HERE IS MY PROBLEM: Remove the Gauge option (this is a counter after all)
> and you get a chart with no data. The MRTG log file is updating the first
> line only, the rest of the log is zeros. Every poll, the old entry is gone
> and replaced with the new entry.
MRTG divides the delta (~ 300 mails) through the time interval which is
300 seconds. If your delta is 299 (mails) you'll get
299/300 = 0.99666...
MRTG logs only integers so this gets truncated to 0.
Use "Logformat: rrdtool" (big change; with this mrtg logs floats) or
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