[mrtg] Re: rrd file size to store 5-min data for 1 yr

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Fri May 9 14:45:55 MEST 2003

On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 01:19:56PM +0200, Simon ter Veen wrote:

[re-ordered the mail in order to get proper quoting]

> > > about 170kb!!! It seems that to store 1 yr 5-min data, the file size
> > > must be 31 MB!!

> > Sounds right; multiply 170kb by (365/2) for approximate values.

> > > Let say, if I have one rrd per router interface, and if I got 1000
> > > interfaces to monitor, I must prepare 31GB for just data storage?!!!!!

> > Now you know why data consolidation is taking place...

> maybe I am missing something but when a 5-min data log for oe year
> approximately takes up 31MB this is IMHO a mayor disadvantage....with
> MRTG our 1 yr old log files are at 80KB

See how useful proper quoting is?

1) Removed all irrelevant lines
2) Moved your lines to the place where they belong
3) Easely spotted:  1000 interfaces and 5 minute resolution for an entire year


Much of what looks like rudeness in hacker circles is not intended to give
offence. Rather, it's the product of the direct, cut-through-the-bullshit
communications style that is natural to people who are more concerned about
solving problems than making others feel warm and fuzzy.


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