[rrd-users] rddtool clarification

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Mon Jun 30 15:16:49 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 08:57:42AM -0400, Emily Chouinard wrote:
> I've been working with rrdtool for awhile now, I've read over the 
> tutorials, the documentation and the list-serve archive and I still have 
> a few questions I can't seem to answer myself so if anyone can offer a 
> suitable answer I would really appreciate it.
> One of the concerns of my supervisor deals with timestamped data: if I 
> create an rrd with --step 10 and heartbeat 60, it takes atleast 6 PDPs 
> and averages them into 1 CDP

No. In your case, a PDP is 10 seconds. Nothing can be said about CDPs
as no information is present (other than that each CDP will be a whole
multiple of 10 seconds).

Also see my site, normalization and consolidation.

Alex van den Bogaerdt

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