Migrate RRD Files between Architectures

If you migrate an RRD-based tool like SmokePing, Cacti or ZeroD you may run into the problem, that the target system can no longer use the historic data, if the default number representation changes (big/little endian, 32/64 Bit, …).

In all these cases the following procedure should work. It’s important you dump on the original architecture and restore on the target system.

Zero in Nagios

If you have a Zero Service running at some URL like http://zero.example.org/zero/, it’s quite simple to connect host objects in Nagios to the correct view of performance data.

Nagios provides two host attributes for this purpose: action_url, notes_url