[rrd-users] Re: beginner question

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Wed Jun 13 01:36:15 MEST 2001

Wendy Faulkner wrote:

> I created a database similar to one in the tutorial:
> rrdtool create mail.rrd DS:input:COUNTER:600:U:U RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:1:600

This should get an increasing number, like the mileage meter in a car.

> /usr/local/rrdtool-1.0.33/bin/rrdtool update mail.rrd N:613
> (many similar ones - the mailq has always been 600-650 mails during this time.)

Seems to me you want to use GAUGE

> b.  They always display in scientific notation.  

Yup, that has changed since the tutorial was written.  You should
expect numbers looking as 6.12e+02

If necessary the numbers can be formatted by another tool such as perl.

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