[Orca-users] Re: How can I regenerate my graphs when orca wasn't running for a while?

Blair Zajac blair at orcaware.com
Thu Jun 6 11:16:32 PDT 2002

Several off topic points.  Email to eds94055 at yahoo.com is bouncing
and please respond to the orca-users at yahoogroups.com mail address
instead of to me directly, as I only answer questions on the
mailing list to benefit the whole Orca community.

eds94055 wrote:
> Orca is still not working like I want to.
> Like I said already before, I'm not using orcallator because I want
> to monitor HP-servers. For that, each five minutes I collect some
> data (CPU load, memory load etc.) from several servers.
> Each server has a data-file; each day at 12.00pm I generate a new
> data file. I checked the input data files and all data is there.

How do you copy your data files to the server that runs Orca?  This
could be very important in explaining why your plots are not being

> That's what I want to have:
> My graphs are each 5 minutes correctly (=continuous) updated when the
> orca-daemon is running. Suppose now that the ORCA-daemon isn't
> running (because of e.g. OS-upgrade; reboot because of new patch
> installation or another reason), but my data-files were during that
> time correctly and continuous updated, when I restart orca, I want my
> graphs continuous updated (because my data-files are there)

Right.  This should work just fine.

> That's exactly what's not happening. I test this by copying e.g. my
> datafiles of 1 day of 1 server to another server. On that other
> server I start another test-orca-daemon. In spite of all data is
> there, my new graphs are empty, but each five minutes my graphs are
> correctly updated with new data.

You mean that after loading the first 1 day of data, the plots are
empty, but any newer data shows up the plots contain the data?

> You asked me to try backing down to RRD-version 1.0.33, but I don't
> know how ... I downloaded and installed this version, but orca was
> still using version 1.0.37 ...

Just go into orca-XXX/packages/rrdtool-1.0.33/ and run

perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install


Blair Zajac <blair at orcaware.com>
Web and OS performance plots - http://www.orcaware.com/orca/

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