[mrtg] MRTG 2.10.13 --> CURRENT upgrade?

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Sat Apr 3 08:18:24 CEST 2010


Today Steve Shipway wrote:

> Upgrading to MRTG 2.16.x shouldnt break anything.
> Adding RRDTool shouldnt break anything, but when you add the
> 'Logformat: RRDtool' to your MRTG .cfg files, then a fresh RRD
> file will be generated -- IE, you will lose your .log file
> history.

Actually, new versions of MRTG will AUTOMATICALLY convert any .log
file into .rrd format when they runs in RRDtool mode and find a .log
file but not a coresponding .rrd file.

>  Utilities exist on the MRTG web site to convert .log
> files to .rrd files for people making this move, if you dont want
> to lose the history.  If you get RRDTool 1.3.x or 1.4.x then
> you'll need a few dependent packages.  I don't think RPMs exist
> for 1.3.x yet?  The RRD installation is helpful in letting you
> knwo what you need, though.

you can find a links to precompiled rrd packages on

> If I remember correctly, there might be a problem with 2.10.x if
> you upgrade from Perl 5.8 to Perl 5.10.

> Steve
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> Subject: [mrtg] MRTG 2.10.13 --> CURRENT upgrade?
> We are running version 2.10.13 (and using log files).  I'd like to upgrade to the current version and move to RRD.  I know the RRD versions of MRTG don't generate the graphs.
> Can anyone give me an idea of what I would have to do to get to the current version?
> Can I still use my old CFG files?
> If I upgrade all of the dependant packages, would it break my 2.10.13 version?
> Thanks
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