[rrd-users] Re: help a newbie pls

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Mon Feb 23 16:53:07 MET 2004

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 05:14:46PM +0200, Ionescu Ionut wrote:

> So.... i'm gonna put here all the steps i took since i started using mrtg &
> rrd tool
> 0. use Win2k
> 1. download & install perl (ActivePerl-
> 2. download mrtg (mrtg-2.10.13.zip)
> 3. use cfgmaker to make a config file
> 4. use mrtg to graph traffic
> --- until now everything works perfectly ---
> 5. download rrdtool (rrdtool-1.0.40.x86distr.zip-5.8.zip)
> 6. go to 'perl-shared' folder of rrdtool and run the following: ppm install
> rrds.ppd
> 7. go to my config file and add:
> - workdir: c:\rrdtool\rrds // 'rrds' folder created by me
> - pathadd: c:\rrdtool\bin // the 'bin' folder did not exist (as the guide i
> was reading said it would) so i created it and copied here the .exe's from
> 'src' folder

Try one of the following methods to write your paths:

workdir: C\:\\rrdtool\\rrds
workdir: C\:/rrdtool/rrds

same for other paths.

Perl is processing "C:\rrdtool\rrds" into "C:rrdtoolrrds" which is a dir
that does not exist.

RRDtool will probably have problems with ":" (in C:) as this is a separator
inside the command:


will be processed into:


and RRDtool is looking for the datasource named "rrdtoolrrds/file.rrd" in
file "C", looking for "name"s in stead of AVERAGEs 


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