How to upgrade Cacti to the latest version
Here we are assuming that the current installation in in the directory ‘https’ and the new version we are installing is cacti-1.1.3
First of all download the latest version:
tar zxvf cati-latest.tar.gz
Edit the config file to set the database access correctly:
$database_type = "mysql"; $database_default = "cacti"; $database_hostname = "localhost"; $database_username = "cactiuser"; $database_password = "cacti";
$url_path = '/';
Copy the *.rrd files from the old Cacti directory to the new one.
cp -rp https/rra/* cacti-1.1.3/rra/
Copy any relevant custom scripts from the old Cacti directory to the new one.
cp -u https/scripts/* cacti-1.1.3/scripts/
Copy any relevant custom resource XML files from the old Cacti directory to the new one.
cp -u -R https/resource/* cacti-1.1.3/resource/
Set the appropriate permissions on Cacti’s directories for graph/log generation.
cd cacti-1.1.3 chown -R cactiuser rra/ log/ cd ..
Move your old installation away:
mv https https-old
Move your new installation in:
mv cacti-1.1.3 https
Point your web browser to your cacti URL and follow the instructions.