[rrd-users] Re: rrdtool create question

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Thu Oct 5 19:55:35 MEST 2006

Daniel Tepas wrote:
> F.ex.:
> rrdtool create /usr/local/rrdtool/system.rrd DS:load:GAUGE:600:U:U
> DS:hda2:GAUGE:600:U:U DS:hdb3:GAUGE:600:U:U DS:mem:GAUGE:600:U:U
> DS:swap:GAUGE:600:U:U RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:1:600 RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:6:700
> RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:24:775 RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:288:797
    How does it know which RRA belongs to which DS?  Or am I even 
understanding the purpose of an RRA correctly?

> 1st: didn't knew ;-)
> 2nd: no snmpd running, maybe.
> 3rd: 5% for root is not fixed. F.ex. on my video partition i have 0%
> for root reserved...
    Ah, correct on the 5% part, though I tend to leave it at the default.

> One daemon less running is one possible entrance for unliked guests
> less. If you use this on your home network it dosen't matter...
    Well, to me it means access control. :)  It's easier to run the snmp 
daemon on the servers and just control who (or what) can access them.  I 
do the same thing with ssh - no outside access except those IPs that are 

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