[rrd-users] Re: something missing ..

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Wed Jul 16 13:54:19 MEST 2003

This is a rant.  Stop reading now if you don't want to know.

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 12:09:02PM +0300, raptor wrote:
> i'm trying to understand rrdtool, but something is missing from the picture what could be the problem.. below is a simple session of mine ..
> "gen" is  a simple script with wich i use to automate sample generation (see below for details)..
> U see on fetch I get annoying results that has nothing to do with data entered...?!? why ?
> The other interesting thing is that I generate the data in steps of 300sec, but on fetch i get step 1800sec ?! which probably is the second RRA 6 samples averaged.., doesnt seem to me like average in fetch !? but how I can get COUNTER data itself ?!
> (I tried and set "gen" step to 1800, but again nothing, even worse ?, i know i should use step 300 just was curious)

Annoying results?  Not really.  What you are missing is a foundation.
You try to understand RRDtool from your point of view, a view that
does not match reality.

Try to understand RRDtool from its point of view.  Try the tutorial.
And, last but not least: RTFM.

RRDtool is not a classic database nor is it a drawing program.
COUNTER does not mean "do not touch just store it", that is something
mysql does for you.

RRDtool is a specific tool which you should have chosen to do a certain
task.  What you are doing now is complain loudly that rrdtool does not
do what you think it should do.  That is the opposite world!

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