I haven't tried the continuous queries yet since I was testing the retention policy and ran into the above weirdness in grafana
I ended up dropping the db and recreating it to get small time windows to display data again, nothing was obvious in the logs and the shell didn't show data either when i would shrink the window on a query
Also looking to get template-ed dashboard in grafana so I can put more host data in influx and view it quickly without re-doing graphs etc
Yay! I see how continuous queries can be used to roll data up, however awkward it might be to have CQ per series we need. Retention policies are set on each db so I figure I might have to roll data up from one db to another with a different retention policy. It is unclear to me if that is what is expected.