[rrd-users] If input is already in text format and I craft a perl script to parse the text format and update rrd database, what should the step and heartbeat be?

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Jun 10 23:34:21 CEST 2014

Steve Shipway <s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:

> I don’t really understand why you think that you’d need to have separate RRD files for the ‘daily’ graphs and the ‘monthly’ one.

I was wondering if he's wanting "calendar month" reporting - ie data for the calendar months rather than some arbitrary unit (such as 30 days). That means either doing separate queries for each month, or create an RRD to hold the calendar month values and update it once a month with consolidated data from the main RRD. Not sure what step you'd use to store calendar months though !

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