[mrtg] mrtg.log shows constant value, but myvar.log/graphs show spurious 0s

Kelly Jones kelly.terry.jones at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 15:10:38 CEST 2007

On 9/5/07, DA Forsyth <iwrtech at iwr.ru.ac.za> wrote:
> On 4 Sep 2007 , Kelly Jones entreated about
>  "[mrtg] mrtg.log shows constant value,	but myvar.l":
> > I'm hourly monitoring a gauge variable (host9-disk) using rateup (not
> > rrdtool) that's always close to 2594 w/ a ThreshMinI of 500. mrtg.log
> > confirms the variable stays near 2594, but:
> > % Does setting "Interval: 60" break things? The host9-disk.log file
> > still seems to update every 5m, not every 60m? Is that causing a
> > problem? Can I fix it?
> not in my experience, but you do need to call that .cfg once an hour
> if you set it to 60 (ie setting the Interval does not automatically
> make mrtg call it once an hour).  I'm using 15 and 30 minute
> intervals without any trouble, using cron to call mrtg for those
> .cfgs (it also does my 5 minute stuff)

I'm running mrtg daemonized:

RunAsDaemon: Yes

Does that not work w/ intervals of more than 5m?

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