[mrtg] Re: Can I rename config files and not lose history?

William Owen william.owen at profilesmail.com
Wed Dec 22 23:23:34 MET 2004

Trent Melcher
Network/System Administrator
Startouch International LTD.

>> Can I rename config files and not lose history?

>Filenames of the configs can be changed to whatever you want. 

>> If I want to change the config filename of the first switch, 
>> radm125- sw1.cfg, can I change the config filename from 
>> radm125-sw1.cfg to radm125-sw1-ws-c3550-24-pwr.cfg?
>> Do I need to change any other files if I want to keep the 
>> history? As far as I can tell, the history files are named by 
>> IP address and interface.

>what cannot change is the tags  [server_cpu]  etc... within the config,
>these are what the filename is based on when the graphs are generated.

You actually can change the tags [server_cpu].  You will just have to rename
your log file to match the tag before MRTG runs again.

>> Thanks,
>> Chuck Coker

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