[mrtg] Re: default (not gauge) no updating

Peter Glanville peter_glanville at cuk.canon.co.uk
Mon Nov 13 09:43:29 MET 2006

> I am trying to configure MRTG (2.14.7) using rrdtool (1.2.12).  All of
> the gauge graphs are working great, but one that is supposed to use
> the default "counter" method never updates.  The gauge option missing
> is the only difference for this one graph, and if I put the option in,
> then the graph updates and works (although the data is obviously
> wrong, since the value read via SNMP is a counter).
> 1163280001 64007 30763
> 1163280301 64026 30764
The default is not Counter but Rate
If you remove the Gauge option, it calculates [units] per second.

64026-64007 = 19
19 in 5 mins equals a fraction of a unit per second. and plots as zero.

If you want a rate that plots, try perminute or perhour options


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