[rrd-users] could not make sense out of $file with rrdtool xport

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Wed May 14 23:25:08 CEST 2014

You're calling the xport function incorrectly.


>From the help text:


Usage: rrdtool [options] command command_options

* xport - generate XML dump from one or several RRD


        rrdtool xport [-s|--start seconds] [-e|--end seconds]

                [-m|--maxrows rows]

                [--step seconds]






Maybe you meant to use 'rrdtool dump datafile.rrd' ?





Steve Shipway

s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz


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Subject: [rrd-users] could not make sense out of $file with rrdtool xport


RRDtool 1.3.8  Copyright 1997-2009 by Tobias Oetiker <tobi at oetiker.ch>

               Compiled Aug 21 2010 10:57:18


Using rrdtool 1.38 I get this error message when trying to use xport on
CentOS 6.5:


$ rrdtool xport datafile.rrd

ERROR: Could not make sense out of 'datafile.rrd'


Is this a known bug, or did I do something wrong?



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