cloudwatch custom metric.
ideally want to compare current value to one week ago (same hour, same day last week).
using the “diff()” operator in Alert.
query is like:
WHEN diff () OF query (A, 25h, now-10m) IS ABOVE 20000
You have requested up to 1,490 datapoints, which exceeds the limit of 1,440. You may reduce the datapoints requested by increasing Period, or decreasing the time range.
when i reduce it to “24h” the Test Alert is successful, but i see all the datapoints it is using, like:
can someone explain what is going on there?
why does it show datapoints for every minute when there is only a value in there for 1 minute per hour?
what is meant by “increasing Period or decreasing time range”? i have modified the “Evaluate every X for Y” part of the rule with no impact.
i really want to compare to periods going back one full week - it seems the enforced options for the query:
query (A, 25h, now-10m)
are EXTREMELY limited.
is the primary issue that the data is in cloudwatch? i see lots of very useful “time-shifting” options from other data source types.