[rrd-users] Re: How do I warn rrdtool that I've reset my counters?

Iain Buchanan iain at pcorp.com.au
Tue Apr 15 04:22:09 MEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-04-15 at 11:37, Brad Lowe wrote:
> I have an app that writes counters to an rrdfile. However, when I restart my
> app, rrd-update thinks that I've wrapped around back to near-zero and I get
> a big spike in my data.
> I know that I can use maximum sizes for data or switch to type ABSOLUTE..
> But is there a way to let know rrdtool update know that I've had to reset
> all the counters? (perhaps pass in UNKN or NAN values upon startup?)
how about using DERIVE instead of COUNTER?  It shouldn't take too much
tweaking :)
Iain Buchanan <iain at nospam.pcorp.com.au>
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