[mrtg] Re: basic question

David Sawyer david.sawyer at uk.mckhboc.com
Fri Aug 10 16:28:41 MEST 2001

> Calculating 9GB disk space 
> MaxBytes: 9664000000  bytes?
> MaxBytes: 1208000000 bits?
All values by default are measured in Bytes by MRTG.
Just ask yourself, what do you call the measurement you want to monitor?
HDD - Mega Bytes
Memory - Mega Bytes
Circuit - Kilo Bits, or Mega Bits

If you call the measurement bits divide it by 8, else don't do anything to

> Options: gauge or integer?
Do you want to graph the difference between the current and previous value?
Yes - don't specify GAUGE or ABSOLUTE
No - Gauge or Absolute


BTW 'integer' has nothing to do with the type of graph, it just removes the
decimal point and any number after it from the summary lines.

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