[rrd-users] Re: Illegal Attempt to Update, v2

Clifton Royston cliftonr at lava.net
Thu Feb 8 19:43:43 MET 2001

On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 04:24:04PM +0100, Thomas Franchetti wrote:
>  * which proofs that it is a good thing that rrdtool refuses to jump
>  * around in time :-)
>  * 
>  * tobi
> in this case... ;-)
> i am monitoring bgp updates using rrdtool to visualise this. but it's
> neccessary to re-insert data sometimes (eg it data arrives late or
> because of some insertion delays, ...)
> it would be nice to go back to a definite time starting inserting
> data again. i'm not thinking about working around this security
> feature ;-) but i think it would be nice if there where a new command
> like 'rrdtool goback myrrd.rrd -86400' to erase last day's data in
> order to refill it again.

  I'd like to see something like that too.  It seems a nice compromise
between the desire to roll the clock back on purpose sometimes, and the
desire for RRD to ensure it is used the "right way" normally.

  Just my opinion,
  -- Clifton

 Clifton Royston  --  LavaNet Systems Architect --  cliftonr at lava.net
      The named which can be named is not the Eternal named.

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