[rrd-users] is there a limit for the number of DS in rrd?

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Wed Jun 15 15:42:05 CEST 2011

Hi Karl,

Today Karl Fischer wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm using rrdtool since a couple of years now and just recently
> stumbled into this trap:
> I attempted to create a rrd with more than 32 DS using RRDs::create
> and failed. Doing the same with 'rrdtool create' on the cmdline worked.
> I did not attempt to analyze this any further and before I do
> so I'd like to know if there is a known limitation in rrdtool?
> I couldn't find anything in the documentation so far.

if there was such a limit, it would be a bug ... further analysis
is certainly worth the effort.

> Thanks
> - Karl
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