[rrd-developers] new features in RRDtool: add/delete DSs and RRAs in existing RRD base

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Sat May 10 14:17:48 CEST 2008


On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 03:41:59PM +0400, Bigunyak Dmitry wrote:
> I have tried to find solution how to add/remove data sources or RRA in  
> existing RRD base in mailing list archive and saw many questions on this  
> theme. With respect to data sources some peoples suggest to use script  
> founded in the contrib directory as solution. This script works in next  
> sequence: dumps RRD base in XML-file, then edits this file and finely  
> restores new RRD base from it.

Just a short pointer:

The RRD::Simple perl module ([1]) includes a function to add new DS's.
It uses the dump, modify, restore mechanism as well, so the main benefit
is that you don't have to do that by hand.


[1] http://search.cpan.org/~nicolaw/RRD-Simple-1.44/lib/RRD/Simple.pm

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