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rrddump - dump the contents of an RRD to XML format
rrdtool dump [--no-header|-n] filename.rrd > filename.xml
rrdtool dump [--no-header|-n] filename.rrd filename.xml
The dump function writes the contents of an RRD in human
readable (?) XML format to a file or to stdout. This format can
be read by rrdrestore. Together they allow you to transfer your
files from one computer architecture to another as well to
manipulate the contents of an RRD file in a somewhat more
The name of the RRD you want to dump.
The (optional) filename that you want to write the XML output to.
If not specified, the XML will be printed to stdout.
In rrdtool 1.3, the dump function started producing correct xml-headers.
Unfortunately the rrdtool restore function from the 1.2 series can not
handle these headers. With this option you can supress the creatinon of
the xml headers.
To transfer an RRD between architectures, follow these steps:
On the same system where the RRD was created, use rrdtool dump
to export the data to XML format.
Transfer the XML dump to the target system.
Run rrdtool restore to create a new RRD from the XML dump. See
rrdrestore for details.
Tobias Oetiker <[email protected]>
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Time: 03:41:14 GMT, September 24, 2010