[rrd-users] Re: Help creating database

Frank Pineau frank at pineaus.com
Tue Jan 2 15:24:04 MET 2001

On Tue, 02 Jan 2001 12:48:24 +0100, a data storm erupted from 

>> rrdtool create test.rrd \
>>   --step 3600 \
>>   DS:field1:GAUGE:600:U:U \
>The 600 is the value for 'heartbeat'. From rrdcreate(1):
>   heartbeat defines the maximum number of
>   seconds that may pass between two updates of
>   this data source before the value of the data
>   source is assumed to be *UNKNOWN*.
>Make heartbeat allways bigger than step, maybe 4000 in this case.

I've had a number of people point this out to me, always quoting the same part
of the manual :)  

As it turns out, I *was* using heartbeats of 6000 at one point but was having
the same problem.  I've since changed it to 8000 and it seems to be working as
advertised now.  Thanks to everyone who smacked me upside the head.  I
apparently needed it. :)


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