[rrd-users] rrdtool upgrade

Steven Saner ssaner at hubris.net
Wed Feb 13 05:10:23 CET 2013

On Feb 12, 2013, at 10:03 PM, Steve Shipway wrote:

> It should just work - v1.4.x can read and write files created by  
> v1.2.x, as long as it is on the same architecture, and the rrdtool  
> was compiled by a similar compiler.  If you use a very different  
> compiler to make the rrdtool 1.4 then there is a slim possibility  
> that the format would be incompatible - in this case, you export to  
> XML using the old rrdtool and import using the new rrdtool.  This is  
> very unlikely to be necessary, though.
> Usually, you can install the 1.4 in parallel, and just change the  
> appropriate paths or library paths.
> If you are using Perl RRDs.pm, and have installed in the site_perl  
> path, then be careful that you remove the old RRDs.pm and associated  
> objects before installing the new ones.  Sometimes you can get  
> conflict if you accidentally load the new RRDs.pm but somehow get  
> the old RRDs.so file.
> Steve

Excellent. That is what I was hoping. Thanks for the reply.


Steven Saner <ssaner at hubris.net>
Director of Network Operations
Hubris Communications

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