[rrd-users] consolidation or no consolidation?

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Mon Jul 16 13:25:06 CEST 2007

On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 12:46:57PM +0200, KOZMAN Balint wrote:
> Hi all,
> I came across the problem, as many people before: is there a way to help
> myself to unconsolidated data when graphing?
> What I need is to draw more graphs of the same dataset. One of the graphs
> is the full detailed one, where I'd like to see native data, but I
> couldn't resolve that. Is there a combination of step/heartbeat/xff values
> that would allow me to achieve this?


if you have 400 pixels, and if you have 800 rows to display,
how is rrdtool going to display unconsolidated data? It isn't!

Look at my site for details on normalization and consolidation.

In short: if you do not want consolidation to happen, make sure
every RRA has only one PDP per row. Also make sure you do not
display more rows than you have pixels.

And make sure you understand the difference between normalization
and consolidation.  Step/heartbeat/xff have to do with other stuff
than consolidation.

Alex van den Bogaerdt

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