[rrd-users] Re: newbie needs help

Dan Gahlnger deg at interlynx.net
Wed Dec 18 01:54:03 MET 2002

At 12:43 AM 12/18/2002 +0100, Alex van den Bogaerdt wrote:
> > rrdtool update host1users.rrd N: < host1.users
>This won't work.  If you're going to give the numbers through
>stdin you have to do it like this:
>     echo update host1users.rrd N:123 | rrdtool -

I'll try this...

> > and I also tried this:
> >
> > rrdtool update host1users.rrd N:25
>This *should* work.  You have to use GAUGE as your data source type.
>Maybe you need to do a few updates in a row.

doesn't work. I did this over 20 times with no effect (and different values).

>Why make it so difficult for yourself?  Start by reading the tutorial.
>Once you understand the examples, alter some of them.  Once this works
>as expected, make it harder for yourself.

uhm I thought this WAS simple :)
if I can't get the basics to work, how am I going to get the complex to 
work? :)


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