[rrd-users] Help needed - tell me what I am doing wrong :-(

Eduardo Bragatto eduardo at bragatto.com
Sat Jan 15 02:52:23 CET 2011

On Jan 14, 2011, at 11:36 PM, Philip Peake wrote:

> Note graph starting at ~33.6 million, rather than 0.033.
> Although this is a COUNTER, there is nothing there that looks like a  
> reset.
> There is even a U inserted as the first value, just to be safe.
> What an I doing wrong???

Nothing, actually. You did not get 33 million, you got 33 mili (or "33  
* 10^(-3)"), which is exactly what you expect.

See parameter -X from rrdtool graph to tweak how the units are handled:


If you don't want any units to be used, just use "-X 0" in your  
rrdgraph call and you will get a graph with Y axis displaying numbers  
like "0.033" instead of "33 m".

Best regards,
Eduardo Bragatto

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