> Hi,

>

> I am in the process to calculate the error introduced by consolidating the

> data. (I assume my measurements are accurate, I only want to estimate the

> aggregation error.) Currently I use the MIN and MAX values of my data as

> the absolut error of my measurements. But then i am not really sure if

> that

> is not grossly overestimating the error - AVG is average for a reason,

> after all.

Remember you're not dealing with values, you are dealing with rates over

time. In other words, don't just look at the Y-axis, you should be looking

at Y-axis multiplied by X-axis.

Make sure you understand how rates are normalized. By the way, perhaps you

are thinking of this part when you say "the error introduced by

consolidating the data" ?

Make sure you understand how PDPs and CDPs are processed. Then it will

become apparent why you should not use MIN and MAX to estimate errors.

Assuming there are no bugs, the only error should come from rounding in

the math done by RRDtool. My guess is that most of them will cancel each

other out.

Please share your findings.

regards,

Alex

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