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Migrating cacti

#1 Post by slp123 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:21 pm

Hi,
I need to migrate data from old version of cacti(0.8.6.h) to new version of acti(0.8.7a). and I came to know about cacti an hour ago. any hints, tips will be helpful. if you guys know any tool which will be helpful for my work please let me know.
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pia

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#2 Post by Howie » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:39 pm

Not sure how this is a plugin announcement, but...

1) do a test install on a spare system/VM just so you know how it works. It shouldn't take longer than 30 minutes - I do one in a couple of minutes, with some experience.

2) follow the install instructions for an upgrade. On the same machine (or at least the same OS/architecture), it's basically a case of doing a fresh install, copying in your rra/ directory and pointing it at the existing database. The installer knows how to update the database as necessary when you move to a new version.

If you have plugins (check the existing install for a plugins/ directory) then you'll need to install the Plugin Archictecture too, and the latest versions of those plugins - another good reason to have a test install to experiment on.

Have fun! :-)
Weathermap 0.98a is out! & QuickTree 1.0. Superlinks is over there now (and built-in to Cacti 1.x).
Some Other Cacti tweaks, including strip-graphs, icons and snmp/netflow stuff.
(Let me know if you have UK DevOps or Network Ops opportunities, too!)

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#3 Post by slp123 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:08 pm

Hi,
do you mean I have to follow Upgrading cacti steps from Cacti manual.
if it is then It will be difficult because my both version of cacti in live system now. Do you know any tool, which will be helpful for this situation.
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#4 Post by Howie » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:21 pm

So it's not a migration or an upgrade, it's merging two installations (maybe upgrading one first)?
Weathermap 0.98a is out! & QuickTree 1.0. Superlinks is over there now (and built-in to Cacti 1.x).
Some Other Cacti tweaks, including strip-graphs, icons and snmp/netflow stuff.
(Let me know if you have UK DevOps or Network Ops opportunities, too!)

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#5 Post by slp123 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:45 am

yes it is migration of two version of cacti.
any hints will be helpful.

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#6 Post by TheWitness » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:08 am

That's a tough one. The only way for one of us to build one of those is to actually perform such a thing. It would be best to do this as a professional services engagement. The benefit for you would be that you would get the credit for being the one who helped create it with your companies $$$.

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