Mainly for personal future reference.
Adding a DS to a bunch of RRD files is a big pain, RRD doesn’t have any sort of native mechanism for doing this. The usual procedure is exporting the RRD data to XML, creating a new rrd file with the old datastores plus your new ones, then importing the data back in from the XML.
A while back I needed to do this for a load of RRDs so I wrote a quick and dirty bash script for it. Today I had reason to add a DS again but couldn’t find my script. A bit of googling was no help either, surely other people have this problem too? I discovered Nicola Worthington’s RRD::Simple contains an
add_source method so a few moments in TextMate later we have:
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