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I am going to put an ever increasing counter value into Graphite. I'm not sure what I should use for the aggregation method. I think it would either be "min" or "max". The default of "average" doesn't seem to make sense.

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Would it make more sense to make it a rate of change gauge? –  Tom O'Connor Nov 28 '12 at 14:36
    
I cannot change the counter. –  Dave Nov 28 '12 at 15:03
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You can't do what you're looking for with any of the storage aggregations, which are rather limited, but you can display what you're after with the derivative() function at render-time.

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