[smokeping-users] Re-arranging menus, files

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Mon Nov 1 18:17:58 CET 2010

Hi Al,

this sounds about right ... make sure you kill not only smokeping
but also the webinterface (speedy).

note, smokeping will never remove rrd files, so the danger is not
all that great, except that new rrd files could get created.


Today Sorrell, Al wrote:

> 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
> Steps:
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Al
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