Transferring RRD files

When you transfer RRD files as part of an RTM migration, these steps make sure that you set the correct permissions on the new server.

  1. Change the apache and wwwrun service accounts to have a shell.
  2. Create and replicate an ssh key and authorized keys files.
  3. Switch to the appropriate service account.
  4. Run rsync to synchronize the files as the service account.
Note: If you use boost, you must flush your cache before you push the files to the new server. To flush boost, run the following command:
cd /opt/IBM/cacti/plugins/boost
php -q poller_boost.php -force

Run the following rsync command. (Paths cannot contain symbolic links.)

cd /opt/IBM/cacti
rsync -rp rra newserver:/opt/IBM/cacti