[rrd-users] Re: DS Choice

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Fri Oct 24 17:49:18 MEST 2003

On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 09:52:47AM +0100, paul at oninit.com wrote:
> I have a data source that steadily increases and I've been using
> a DS of COUNTER and I get a nice spiky line - just what I'm after.


> However, if for some reason the data counter is reset I loose 
> all the history data and start a 'new' spiky line.  The resetting
> would typically only happen once/twice per year but the counter
> will probably wrap the 2G every few months.

What program is deleting your history?  Surely this isn't rrdtool.

> Am I using the correct DS?

>From what I read here, it is.  The worst thing that can happen is
that rrdtool detects a ___HUGE___ spike.  This is why setting min
and max (during rrdtool create) is a good idea.


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