[mrtg] Re: avoiding peaks

richard lucassen mailinglists at lucassen.org
Fri Nov 18 12:21:12 MET 2005

On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 14:48:05 +0100
"Koelstra, J. (Jan)" <JKoelstra at MINSZW.NL> wrote:

> Some ways to smooth peaks are the "logscale" and "secondmean" options.

I tried "secondmean" and "logscale" but I get errors:

WARNING: Option[${first_entry_it_sees}]: "secondmean" is
unknown ERROR: Please fix the error(s) in your config file

This is in my configfile:

EnableIPv6: no
WorkDir: /var/www/mrtg
Options[_]: bits,growright,secondmean

This is the right syntax, isn't it? It's Debian Sarge version

> For details see:
> http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/mrtg-reference.html
> If I understand you correctly however you want to avoid the too-high
> value in your graph completely. To achieve this changing the maxbytes
> value is the only way to go. If you know for sure the maxbytes value
> will never be reached it is an option to lower the MaxBytes value in
> your config file. Be aware that this will make the percentage figures
> below the graphs useless (in case you have the percentage displayed).

Ok, that's not the problem. I just want to avoid that just 1 peak makes
the graph unusable, that's all ;-)


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