[rrd-users] Changing RRA's while moving data to another platform
tobi at oetiker.ch
Mon Aug 8 09:08:05 CEST 2011
maybe rrdjig is for you ?
Saturday Henrik Størner wrote:
> I have a fairly large number of RRD-files that are used to collect
> various data related to performance on a system. Data collection happens
> every 5 minutes. All of the RRD's were created with this set of 4 RRA's:
> # 5 min resolution = 1 PDP per CDP. 576 rows = 48 hours
> # 30 min resolution = 6 PDP's per CDP. 576 rows = 12 days
> # 2 hour resolution = 24 PDP's per CDP. 576 rows = 48 days
> # 1 day resolution = 288 PDP's per CDP. 576 days.
> The number "576" was chosen, because a 576 pixel graphic suited the
> then-common screen resolution of 800x600 just fine - I think this goes
> way back to the original MRTG resolution. But screens have gotten wider,
> storage capacity has increased, and users now would like to have more
> detailed data for a longer time.
> I am about to mov the files from a 32-bit system to a 64-bit system, so
> it will be necessary to dump/restore all the files anyway. So this would
> be a good time to accomodate more detailed data. My plan is to grow each
> of the 4 RRA's like this:
> # 14 days @ 5 min avg = 14*24*60/5 = 4032 rows
> # (5/5)=1 PDP per CDP
> # 90 days @ 30 min avg = 90*24*60/30 = 4320 rows
> # (30/5)=6 PDP's per CDP
> # 1 year @ 2 hour average = 365*24*60/(2*60) = 4380 rows
> # (2*60/5)=24 PDP's per CDP
> # 4 years @ 1 day average = (3*365+366)*24*60/(24*60) = 1461 rows
> # (24*60/5)=288 PDP's per CDP
> My question therefore is: What is the simplest (or quickest) way to do
> this ? Must I do an "rrd resize" for each of the RRA's, then dump, then
> restore the RRD file ? Or can it be done in one step ?
> I know that it can be done with
> rrd resize foo.rrd 0 GROW 3456; mv resize.rrd foo.rrd
> rrd resize foo.rrd 1 GROW 3744; mv resize.rrd foo.rrd
> rrd resize foo.rrd 2 GROW 3804; mv resize.rrd foo.rrd
> rrd resize foo.rrd 3 GROW 885; mv resize.rrd foo.rrd
> rrd dump foo.rrd foo.xml
> and then an "rrd restore foo.xml foo.rrd" on the new system, but it
> seems rather cumbersome when doing it for about 80000 files.
> On a related note, is it possible to add an RRA at the same time ? E.g.
> if I would like to have a fifth RRA - say
> # 30 days @ 15 min avg = 30*24*60/15 = 4320 rows
> # (15/5)=3 PDP's per CDP
> is it possible then to add that RRA somewhere during the process? I
> cannot see that any of the standard RRD tools will let you add another RRA.
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