[rrd-users] Re: help with GAUGE and RRAs

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Sun Aug 1 13:17:36 MEST 2004

On Sun, 1 Aug 2004, M. Yu wrote:

> I need to monitor, among other things, the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
> of several cable modems to get an accurate picture of the health of the
> cable plant.  Since I will be monitoring 100s of cable modems (CMs) and
> each CM's SNR values will be stored for a period of 1 year max, I was
> thinking of using RRD instead of mySQL to store these values.

Frankly, I think a SQL database may be better suited for your
application. You need to store information with a level of detail that
does not fit well in RRD if my interpretation is right. It will surely not
fit the detail level you did describe.


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