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

Hwee Khoon, Neo hweekhoon.neo at pacific.net.sg
Fri Jan 28 03:35:45 MET 2005

Thanks Serge, but I want to have the raw value for billing purposes and on
the other hand I also want to be able to plot them out with rrdgraph for
viewing (no need for raw values though).


-----Original Message-----
From: Serge Maandag [mailto:serge.maandag at staff.zeelandnet.nl]
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 10:31 PM
To: Hwee Khoon, Neo
Cc: rrd-users at list.ee.ethz.ch
Subject: RE: [rrd-users] Re: Question on RRA and number of rows

> 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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