[rrd-users] Can I fill a hole in an rrd?

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Wed Oct 28 06:26:31 CET 2009

Yesterday Koaps wrote:

> Well according to the man page you can but rrdtool throws an error.
> http://www.mail-archive.com/rrd-developers@lists.oetiker.ch/msg03067.html
> You should be able to specify a negative time also but it does
> not work either, you will get an illegal attempt to update using
> time error.

Note that you can not go back in time with rrdtool. This is due
to the way it handles updates (re-sampling). The bug you are citing
(which is fixed) is about sending updates relative to the current
time. YOu still have to observe the strict ordering along the

> >From that thread it was supposed to be patched in, but I guess it broke again.


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