[rrd-users] Re: Question on RRA and number of rows

Serge Maandag serge.maandag at staff.zeelandnet.nl
Thu Jan 27 15:31:04 MET 2005

> Oh 1 more question, by using "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:1:10000" with a 
> step = 1, this is as good as storing raw data. So why would 
> anyone want to specify another RRA like 
> "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:288:797" or "RRA:MAX:0.5:288:797"?

To save diskspace and processing overhead.
You might as well use mysql if you want to save raw values.
Rrdtool stores rates and rates are always over a timespan.

I for one am not interested in that much info when it comes to
The bandwidth consumption of my links.


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