[rrd-users] Re: inserting historical data to rrdtool

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.HET.NET
Thu Aug 17 23:06:39 MEST 2000

Jeff Mace wrote:

> I'm trying to insert historical data that have into rrdtool.  And i get
> an error, "ERROR: illegal attempt to update using time 966279300 when
> last update time is 966280063 (minimum one second step)".  I understand
> why, because there is infact a negative step.  so i guess i see what's
> happening.  But i have the actual values that i want inserted they don't
> have to be calculated but i also don't want to dump and restore because
> I'll lose data then.  If that's what i comes down to.  Okay, but i would
> like to avoid it.  Thanks for your help.

I don't see a question in here but I assume you want to know how to
insert all historic data.

RRDtool needs its input in a sequential order.  You cannot go back in
time to insert values or to replace values.

The resolution is simple:  sort your input by time.

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