I needed to install the Weathermap plugin, and one of the requirements was to install the Architecture plugin as well. I am (better said was
) using 087b, so I downloaded the cacti-plugin-0.8.7-PA-v1.3.zip archive.
I followed install instructions from http://docs.cacti.net/manual:087:1_installation.9_pia - which at some point indicate that some original cacti files should be overwritten. Unfortunately, the guide doesn't mention from the start that editing of some php files is required after "installation", and I did not expect that the (simple, they say) addition of a plugin will tamper with the original config files (!).
In conclusion, I have destroyed a Cacti instance that was working very well for over 5 years, with a lot of data and customization. I am no longer able to use the web interface, although I think the engine is still polling via SNMP.
What is there to be done in this case?
Please note that my Linux experience is limited - I am a network guy, not a Linux guy - and the URLs and the forums I have searched so far seem to be of little help since everybody assumes expert-like experience with Linux, MySQL and PHP... I just want to use the thing - not take a MSc in programming.
Thanks in advance.