[rrd-users] minimum "step" value of RRD?

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Fri Jun 10 00:40:44 CEST 2011

On Thu, 2011-06-09 at 15:34 -0700, Rick Jones wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-06-10 at 01:27 +0300, Martin T wrote:
> > What is the minimum "step" value for RRD? The reason I'm asking is
> > that I would like to make an availability graph for one host and I
> > would like to check this host at least after every 10s.
> One second is the minimum step value. If there is any "jitter" in when
> you will be adding to the RRD when using a one second step, you should
> either use the "N" timestamp format, or seconds.mmm  milliseconds
> format, or you run the risk of rrd_update complaining that you are
> trying to update the RRD more often than once a second.

Although, if I'm recalling the emails correctly (they should be in the
archive) the rrdcached doesn't grok that millisecond time format until
release 1.4.6 ships (or one goes with bits from the repo).


> rick jones
> just a noob who has wandered into that part of the woods.
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