[rrd-users] step period, start and end

A Darren Dunham ddunham at taos.com
Tue Sep 21 21:34:15 CEST 2010

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 01:04:05PM -0600, Justin Carroll wrote:
> I am collecting total accumulation data from a water meter.  The data
> collected is the last value during different time periods.  10s, 30 minutes
> and 1 day.   The meter resets every day at midnight.
> I create daily, weekly and monthly graphs.  They all resemble a sawtooth
> shape with a straight line down to zero at midnight.

Sounds like you are collecting it as a GAUGE, but you might get more
useful information collecting it as a COUNTER.  Then you'd see the
actual rate as a y coordinate, not the slope.  No more sawtooth.  It
also makes the consolidation simpler.


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