[smokeping-users] Strange Statistics Problems on Debian

Daniele Davolio d.davolio at mastertraining.it
Wed Aug 26 18:16:09 CEST 2009

Hi all,
I give up. Seems something just erased the old graphics at the same time 
in different servers.
It's not a big problem but I still wonder what happened.
Thanx anyway.

G.W. Haywood wrote:
> Hi there,
> On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Daniele Davolio wrote:
>> I know it's weird...but on 13 August (2009) all the smokeping statistics
>> on my servers where just erased. All servers on this very same day.
>> I can't figure out how. I have Smokeping 2.0.9-2 on a bunch of old
>> Debian servers, is there a possibility that some Smokeping did it ... ?
> It's very unlikely that Smokeping trashed the data for no reason.
> This sounds like it could be some kind of a configuration change.
> Perhaps you've somehow made a new set of empty data files in a
> different place from the originals.  In that case I'd expect the
> originals still to be kicking around in the filesystem somewhere.
> What makes you sure that the data has been erased?  Do you have any
> backups?  If so, can you recover them and see the statistics you were
> expecting to see?  Did you upgrade anything?  Are you using the same
> browser instance to look at the graphs that you always used to use?
> The same URLs?  Have you checked the logs to see if there's been any
> obvious change there?  If you don't log verbosely, now might be a good
> time to consider it. :)
> I'd want to know where the Smokeping data store is in the filesystem.
> I'd look at the raw files with RRDtool, use it to draw a few graphs
> and find out if what's in there is what I think should be there.  If
> not, I'd look for other places in the filesystem where the data might
> be.  Having said that, if you don't have records of what's supposed to
> be where, the investigation is likely to be short and inconclusive.
> --
> 73,
> Ged.

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