[smokeping-users] Re-arranging menus, files

Sorrell, Al Al_Sorrell at troweprice.com
Mon Nov 1 16:08:33 CET 2010

I think what I want to do is straight-forward, but I haven't seen it discussed so though I'd throw it out just in case there are some hidden issues. I want to rearrange my menus because of organizational changes. I think this can be accomplished by stopping Smokeping, changing the config info for the affected items, mv'ing (renaming) the appropriate files and/or directories and restarting Smokeping. Here's an example of what I want to do

OldMenu         OldConfig                                               Old File
TopLevel                + TopLevel -> menu=TopLevel                     $SMOKEPING_DATA/TopLevel
-       Entry1       ++ Entry1  -> menu=Entry1                  $SMOKEPING_DATA/TopLevel/Entry1
--   Target1    +++ Target1-> menu=Target1,host=...             $SMOKEPING_DATA/TopLevel/Entry1/Target1.rrd
-       Entry2       ++ Entry2  -> menu=Entry2                  $SMOKEPING_DATA/TopLevel/Entry2

NewMenu         NewConfig                                               New File
NewTop          + NewTop  -> menu=TopLevel                      $SMOKEPING_DATA/NewTop
-       EntryA       ++ EntryA  -> menu=EntryA                  $SMOKEPING_DATA/NewTop/EntryA
--   TargetB    +++ TargetB-> menu=TargetB,host=...             $SMOKEPING_DATA/NewTop/EntryA/TargetB.rrd
-       Entry2       ++ Entry2  -> menu=Entry2                  $SMOKEPING_DATA/NewTop/Entry2

1)      Stop Smokeping
2)      cd $SMOKEPING_DATA/TopLevel/Entry1; mv Target1.rrd TargetB.rrd
3)      cd $SMOKEPING_DATA/TopLevel; mv Entry1 EntryA
4)      cd $SMOKEPING_DATA; mv TopLevel NewTop
5)      edit $SMOKEPING/etc/configs to reflect locations as above
6)      double check all of the above! ;-)
7)      re-start $SMOKEPING

Anyone see any gotcha's in the above?


Almon (Al) Sorrell
Corporate Network Services | Network Engineering Consultant
T. Rowe Price
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Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Email: Al_Sorrell at troweprice.com

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