[rrd-users] Rrdtool restore problems

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Wed Aug 29 17:27:01 CEST 2007

On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 10:51:43AM -0400, Shriver, Daniel wrote:

> Also, the error message seems odd to me in that it seems to be not even
> understanding what version I'm using when it says "detected version . "
> and why doesn't it say "the version 0023 restore tool" since I'm using
> 1.2.23?

[note: not 100% sure about every little detail]

The database can be version 1 or version 3.
The software can be version 1.0.x or 1.2.x
Software version 1.0.x cannot cope with version 3 databases.
Software version 1.2.x can cope with version 1 databases.

If you update a version 1 database with version 1.2.x software,
the database will be upgraded to version 3.

If you dump a database version 1, using 1.0.x software, you cannot
restore it using software version 1.2.x software.

> Any tips?

Don't mix 1.0.x and 1.2.x software.
Update your existing databases using version 1.2.x software only.
Dump and restore your existing databases using version 1.2.x software only.

Alex van den Bogaerdt

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