[rrd-users] Graphing COUNTER values absolutely

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Mar 18 16:58:40 CET 2008

Felix Castillo Sanchez wrote:
>  > I'm trying to graph COUNTER values but not as a rate per second but as
>>  number per defined step (e.g. "changes within 5 minutes").
>  > Is there a way how to graph this?

>If a rate is (e.g.) 10 per second, then it is (e.g.) 3000 per 5 minutes.

>but what if rrdtool is using RRAs where data is aggregated?

Then you'll get aggregated values ! You can't graph data that you 
haven't got, so if you have aggregated the data then the results will 
be from the aggregated data. Note that RRD **ALWAYS** normalises and 
aggregates data - but if you are careful enough then you can make 
this into a null operation.

What is it that you are trying to do, and what isn't rrdtool doing for you ?

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