[rrd-users] Rrdtool for counting irregular events

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Sun May 20 09:49:51 CEST 2012

Rafal Gwizdala wrote:

>There's one thing more - I'm wondering about my RRAs and the most 
>likely choice is the AVG aggregation that will give me an average 
>frequency over larger periods of time. But this is not exactly what 
>I'd like to have - SUM aggregation would be much better imho for 
>this case because I'm interested mainly in total number of events 
>per minute/hour/day, not the rate.

Multiply by the consolidation period. Eg, if you had 1/second over 
1/2 hour (1800 secopnds) then the rate is 1, the total is 1 x 1800.
If printing totals under the graph, I think there is now a total 
function in the RPN.

Simon Hobson

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