Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I am in the process of setting up MRTG to monitor my networking hardware ie: routers/swithches etc. I need to know which files I need to backup in case I would loose the server that MRTG is installed on.
Question by:sharthun
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    Backup your mrtg config files (.cfg) since this contains the strings/interfaces you are polling

    Also to keep your output / graphs running properly you should backup your mrtg log files since this contains the polled information which the graphs are generated from, along with the .old files

    For RRDTool this is the .rrd files

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    My install does include RRDTool so I will need to backup my .cfg files, log files and anything.rrd. Is that it.
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    Yes, in MRTG, the config file has a WorkDir defined in it, I would recommend backing up all of that information (including the config file), it will have log files, html files, some png images (typically) .. and some .old files too.

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