[HOWTO] Migrating Cacti From One Server to Another

Here’s what I did to transfer my cacti from and old beat up server to a newer one. My old server is running Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) and my new server is running Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron).

  1. Install Cacti on the New Server
  2. Turn Off Cacti at the Old Server
  3. Migrate the Database
  4. Copy the RRD Files as XML
  5. Reconvert the XML back to RRD File
  6. Activate the New Cacti

More details available after the jump.

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[HOWTO] Enabling DVD in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

This is completely illegal in the United States due to some copyright law. This site does not condone illegal activity; thus, if you’re in US, you’re on your own when you do the following.

Run the following command from the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install totem-xine libxine1-ffmpeg libdvdread3
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

You only need to this ONE time only.

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[HOWTO] Update/Upgrade/Refresh to Official XP SP3 from Beta XP SP3

  1. Open Regedit
  2. Goto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Micros­oft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
  3. Delete the following keys: CSDBuildNumber and CSDVersion
  4. Install Windows XP SP3 (Don’t restart!! If you restart, start from step 1 again)

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[SOLVED] Slow GUI (Compiz) on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) using ATI Radeon X300 Mobility

I finally managed to fix the issue as described in: Slow GUI (Compiz) in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) using ATI Radeon X300 Mobility

The solution revolves around:

  1. Download and install binary driver from ATI
  2. Remove the MESA driver
  3. Force aticonfig to renew the xorg.conf
  4. Make sure AIGLX and Composite is On/Enabled

Removing MESA Driver
Run the command:

sudo apt-get remove xorg-xgl

Run aticonfig
Run the command:

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

Check AIGLX & Compositing are enabled

  • Run the command:
    sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • Search for the keywords ‘AIGLX’ and ‘Composite’.
  • AIGLX should be under ServerFlags section and the value should be ‘On’
    Options AIGLX 'On'
  • Composite should be under Extensions section and the value should be ‘Enable’
    Options Composite 'Enable'

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