[rrd-users] Problem with 'counter' type

Josh Gray jgray at west.rr.com
Fri Feb 20 15:38:03 MET 2004

Following the tutorials on the rrd websites I have successfully created a handful of .rrd's and have been able to graph them just fine.   I am now attempting to do one with a counter type of data source and having some problems.  

The numbers feeding in are small (between 0 and 10000) and are always increasing.   As I read the docs, the counter type should be able to do the math to represent in the graph the differences, much like you would do bandwidth on a router.   Example: 20,20,20,22,22,25,26   I would want to graph 0,0,0,2,0,3,1  right?   I am getting points in the millions when the values change.  What gives?  Did I set up the rrd wrong?  I can post a rrdtool info or dump if needed.

rrdtool create errors.rrd \
--start N \
DS:kc:COUNTER:600:0:10000 \
RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:1:600 \
RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:6:700 \
RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:24:775 \

Josh Gray

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