[rrd-users] Re: create --start xxxx

crtrepan at ca.ibm.com crtrepan at ca.ibm.com
Wed Aug 7 21:06:15 MEST 2002

>Yes and no.
>It is perfectly OK to update at another time, yet RRDtool will do some
>calculations and work with normalized rates.
>The question was: how to prevent this normalizing.  The only thing to
>do is to make sure normalizing becomes a no-op.  It still happens yet
>it has no effect when you make sure the time is right.

Of course, and if we are counting bits/secs every 5 minutes it really does
not make any difference.

In this case, counting pages per day, having normalization between Sunday
and Monday totally
distorts the reality; by updating at the right time the proper values are


Claude R Trépanier
Support de l'infrastructure du réseau
IBM Bromont

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