[rrd-users] rrdtool structure

Daniele Sluijters d.sluijters at betterbe.com
Tue Aug 16 16:27:51 CEST 2011

No offense pal but have you heard of the "return", otherwise also known as
"enter", key? It's seriously annoying reading stuff like that without decent
paragraphing and inline scripts.
RRDTool is a bit confusing to begin with and it's own documentation when it
comes to explaining the concepts of RRD's and RRA's assume the user already has
some knowledge which usually is not the case.
To get a good start, go through the introductory tutorials here:
Especially rrdtutorial and rrd-beginners should help you out. You need to make
and understand those examples first if you want to have any luck at getting
stuff done.
Kind regards,
Daniele Sluijters

 On 01 August 2011 at 12:32 Nickml80 <nick.ml80 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi guys, I just started to explore rrdtool, but even though I've read through
> the documentation I'm having a hard time to understand the tool. I tried
> several ways to graph things I want, but so far I haven't even come close. I
> hope one of the forum members here can be of some assistance to help me get
> started. The case is that I have 2 year's fixed data which I want to see in a
> graph, based on a daily view. While my system information is gathered every
> day, the data should be updated each 86400 seconds. I want to graph this for
> the total response time accompanied by cpu and db times. The values are
> measured in milliseconds. I figured creating an rrd for this, like this:
> rrdtool create target.rrd \ --start 1023654125 \ --step 86400 \
> DS:total:GAUGE:600:0:2500 \ DS:cpu:GAUGE:600:0:2500 \ DS:db:GAUGE:600:0:2500 \
> RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:12:24 \ RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:288:31 In included the RRA entries
> from an example, but already here I'm stuck. I just don't know what to do with
> this. What I assume to know is that the update works like this: rrdtool update
> target.rrd :1000:100:40 :1100:260:50 :964:75:38 And I totally haven't figured
> out the graphing function yet, while I first want to understand this full
> part. Any hints are welcome. If I wasn't clear about what I want, please do
> ask. Thanks, Nick.
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 Daniele Sluijters

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