[mrtg] Re: Creating Graph

Anson Rinesmith arinesmith at bigrivertelephone.com
Fri Feb 11 20:11:56 MET 2005

I am not using RRDTool, I have an existing server that has been running for
close on to 4 years now. I don't fix what isn't broke.

So in this case, if I have created "myownlog.log", I could just call
#rateup.exe myownlog.log ?

> You need to poll it from MRTG's perspective.  Just make MRTG
> call the external program.  MRTG does some things before writing
> out the log file (like making a backup, normailizing the data, etc.).
> Plus, the graphs are created after MRTG finishes the poll cycle and
> writes out the log.  Then rateup is called to do the actual graphing.

> How would I call MRTG to just create a graph of the new data, without
> trying
> to do any polling of any kind?
> Anson Rinesmith

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