[rrd-users] Re: Adding a new ds to an existing rrd

Timothy Murphy tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Fri Aug 19 18:12:06 MEST 2005

On Fri 19 Aug 2005 14:20, Tobias Oetiker wrote:

> > > > -1-  dump the database
> > > > -2-  edit the XML file, alter the header
> > > > -3-  edit the XML file, insert new DS
> > > > -4-  restore the database
> > > >
> > > > You can do this yourself, or use one of the many scripts available
> > > > on the web.
> > >
> > > Such as?
> go to the contrib subdirectory of the rrdtool download directory
> ... there are at least two ...

Why are you RRD people so bad at giving simple advice?
It seems like a nice tool,
but trying to find one's way through the documentation
is like hacking one's way through a jungle.

May I suggest that _one_ source, properly identified,
is much more useful that a large number of unspecified sources.

Also a precise account of the exact commands given in a particular case
is far more useful than a philosophical discussion of the issues.
It is a hundred times easier to modify a given script to suit one's purposes
than to write a script from instructions.

I've yet to see a precise list of commands given (from beginning to end)
in setting up a particular RRD with graphical presentation.
This would be half the length of the various "tutorials" I have read,
and would be twice as useful.

Timothy Murphy  
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