How do I graph older metrics that aren't listed on the CloudWatch console?
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I want to graph older metrics that are no longer listed on the Amazon CloudWatch console. How can I do this?
If data isn't published for more than 14 days, then a metric no longer appears on the CloudWatch console and can't be retrieved using ListMetrics. You can no longer search for this metric to graph it. To view the metric, you must manually provide the metric source.
The example in this article shows you how to view metrics for a terminated Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance.
Note: Before you begin, check that you have the correct NameSpace, Metric Name and all the Dimensions associated with that metric. A metric is a unique combination of Namespace, MetricName, and Dimension. Note that metric values are case sensitive.