[rrd-users] Re: rrdtool missed values <1.0

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Fri Sep 1 14:30:46 MEST 2006

On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 12:09:40PM +0000, Thomas Peter wrote:

> i only get updates on monday-friday from 6:00-19:00 with a distance of max. 
> 10 hours (on one of these days)
> but since i don't get any update for whole 3 days, i need a heartbeat of 
> 3*24*60*60 = 259200s
> what would the drawback be if i use a heartbeat of one week?

The entire interval between last update and current update would be
filled with the rate calculated by rrdtool based on your updates.

If that's not what you want, you need another approach.

> the shortest time between updates is given by the step-size. the longest by the 
> heartbeat?

No.  You can update multiple times during one step if you want.  The
only restriction is that the updates cannot be at exactly the same time.

Alex van den Bogaerdt

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