[rrd-users] Disabling Last Update

Wesley Wyche wesley.wyche at verizon.com
Thu Nov 8 06:39:16 CET 2012

Is there a way to disable the last update value (or at least override it
somehow)?  I need to insert/update data in a NON-sequential manner based
upon MY time value, not a step from last update.

The scenario is this:

I have data coming into a landing area in batches.  Those batches are data
updates for thousands of rrds and they come in several per minute.  However,
there may be times where there is a backlog of batches that need to be
processed offline perhaps due to a server outage or processing requirements

Even if I'm processing data that is "current", there are still multiple
batch files for that single minute of time.  We could be processing the data
out of order within that single minute because the sample rate is every 20
seconds and I could update the rrd with the wrong order (due simply by
processing that minutes batches in alphanumeric order by filename).

It would be awesome if there was a way I didn't have to simply chunk hours
of data batches away if I have a processing server go down and i can't keep
up with the volume.  At some point, the server problem would be fixed
eventually and then it would start processing the backlog of data and
inserting it into the RRDs in the PAST where it should have been inserted
and belongs instead of the NOW.

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