[rrd-users] How rrdtool will work if there are two or more sample points in one time step

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Jan 25 14:38:25 CET 2013

David Copperfield wrote:
> I am new to wonderful RRD world, and got confused by the question: 
> Let's say my rrd file's time step is set 300 seconds, but my sample script sends data every 60 seconds and update the rrd file 5 times (300/60) in each 60 seconds interval. What the final data will show up in the rrd file?

The data you enter is accumulated and normalised.
There is a very good tutorial athttp://www.vandenbogaerdt.nl/rrdtool/
See "Rates, normalizing and consolidating"

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